Parliament approves Prof K. Nyarko as Deputy Education Minister

Deputy Education Minister

Parliament of Ghana has approved Professor Kingsley Nyarko and other 23 ministerial nominees who are to replace the removed ministers in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s government

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The approval comes after all the nominees had been vetted by the Appointment Committee of Parliament in March this year but their approval was suspended following Parliament’s suspension of sitting.

The nominees, who were made up of nine minister-designates, a minister of state-designate and 14 deputy minister-designates, were duly vetted by the Appointment Committee in March 2024.

Minister-designates

The minister-designates are Andrew Egyapa Mercer for the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture; Lydia Seyram Alhassan for the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources; Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah for the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development and Ophelia Mensah Hayford for the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

The rest are Darkoa Newman for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Dr Bernard Okoe Boye for the Ministry of Health; Daniel, Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover for Greater Accra Region; Fatimatu Abubakar for the Ministry of Information, and Daniel Machator for the Oti Region, with Abena Osei-Asare as the minister of state-designate.

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Deputy minister-designates 

The deputy minister-designates are Dr Benjamin Sekyere Yeboah for the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection; Sylvester Tetteh for the Ministry of Information; Charles Acheampong for the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation; Adelaide Ntim for the Ministry of Health, and Vincent Ekow Assafuah for the Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development.

The others are John Kobina Abbam Aboah Sanie for the Ministry of Energy; Collins Adomako Mensah for the Ministry of Energy; Professor Kingsley Nyarko for the Ministry of Education; Dr Festus Awuah Kwofie for the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations; Akwasi Konadu for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources; Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba for the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and Dr Alexander Ampaabeng for the Ministry of Finance.

Professor Kingsley Nyarko who was appointed by His Excellency Nana Addo as Deputy Education Minister will replace Gifty Twum-Ampofo as Deputy Minister of Education in Charge of Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET),

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