Four new ministers and a deputy minister have been ordered by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to act responsibly when serving Ghanaians.
He stated that they must always act in Ghanaians’ best interests.
The President made this statement at the Jubilee House in Accra as he swore in the four new Ministries and the Deputy Minister.
These are Dr. Mohammed Amin Adams, Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance, Mr. Bryan Acheampong, Minister of Food and Agriculture, Kobina Tahir, Minister of Trade and Industry, Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
The other two are Dr. Stephen Amoah, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, and Osei Bonsu Amoah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development.
Despite the fact that they had entered his administration’s final year of its term, President Akufo-Addo said he was optimistic that “there is enough time to make a difference and significant contribution to the development of our nation.”
“Your various competencies, experience and talents make this distinctly possible,” he said and urged them to help ensure that the country got back to the years of high economic growth, which characterized the period before the outbreak of COVID-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“To this end, I remind you that the quality of integrity that would permeate your work is extremely important.
“You have to remember at all times the solemn commitment that we in the New Patriotic Party have made collectively and individually to serve the Ghanaian people honestly and competently,” he said.
The President asked the ministers to swiftly declare their assets and conduct themselves in a way that would not bring them into disrepute.
“We are called to these public appointments to provide public service and not to promote our personal gain…Your conduct, my conduct, our collective conduct in the Executive would determine the faith and fortunes of our party in these and succeeding decades,” he stressed.
He said their appointments had come at a critical time in Ghana’s history and they must dedicate themselves to the promotion of the general well-being of the people.