32.1 C
Accra
Monday, April 22, 2024
NewsAkufo-Addo appoints Stephen Amoah as Deputy Finance Minister

Date:

Akufo-Addo appoints Stephen Amoah as Deputy Finance Minister

President Akufo-Addo has implemented a minor reshuffle in his government, reassigning Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Amoah to the Finance Ministry.

This decision, effective immediately as of Tuesday, April 2, was announced in a press statement by Eugene Arhin, the Communications Director at the Presidency.

- Advertisement -

The reshuffle comes after the untimely passing of Deputy Finance Minister and MP for Ejisu, Dr. John Kumah, on Thursday, March 7.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has reassigned the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and Member of Parliament for Nhyiaeso, Hon. Stephen Amoah, as Deputy Minister for Finance.”

- Advertisement -

“Hon. Stephen Amoah, until his re-designation, was the Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, and he takes over from the late Hon. John Kumah, who passed away on 7th March 2024. His appointment takes effect immediately.”

As a result, President Akufo-Addo has nominated a replacement for Stephen Amoah at the Trade Ministry in the person of Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo. The President is urging Parliament to quickly vet the nominee and approve the appointment, enabling the new appointee to assume office promptly.

- Advertisement -

“Following the reassignment of Hon. Stephen Amoah as Deputy Minister for Finance, President Akufo-Addo has appointed, subject to parliamentary approval, Hon. Kofi Ahenkorah Marfo, Member of Parliament for Achiase, as Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry.”

“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will, once again, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his nominee, so he can join the government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office.”

Latest stories

Court grants former PPA CEO accused of corruption GHC4m bail

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement...

The wastefulness of the political system in Ghana frightens me! – Bright Simons

The Vice-President in charge of research at the IMANI...

Labour Unions and government have no trust for each other – NLC

Executive Secretary of the National Labour Commission (NLC), Ofosu...

Gasmilla captures hearts with clean Ghana beaches initiative

Ghanaian Hiplife artist Gasmilla spearheaded a beach cleanup event...

Related stories

Court grants former PPA CEO accused of corruption GHC4m bail

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Procurement...

The wastefulness of the political system in Ghana frightens me! – Bright Simons

The Vice-President in charge of research at the IMANI...

Don’t rename Ho Technical University after Ephriam Amu – Asogli State

The Chiefs of the Asogli State have strongly opposed...

REGSEC demolishes Kwadaso Onion Market

On Monday, April 22, hundreds of sheds at the...

Angry woman pours water on Peter Amewu’s men during door-to-door campaign

Tensions allegedly flared in the Hohoe Constituency as the...

“Terrorism remains one of the most significant challenges facing Africa today” – Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo highlighted Africa's urgent need to address the...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here