Two weeks after he has been installed as the third President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana, John Evans Atta Mills has released the first list of his Cabinet Ministers.
The list released Thursday January 22, 2009 included Ministers and Regional Ministers who would be vetted by Parliament.
In a statement signed by Mr J. K. Bebaako-Mensah, Secretary to the President, the list 15 names included six women.
Five of these women would be in-charge of Ministries, and of the five Regional Ministers, one is a woman.
The statement said nominations for other Ministries and Regions would be made in due course.
The full list of nominated Ministers is as follows:
Mr. Mike Hammah Ministry of Transport; Mr. Alex Tetteh-Enyo Ministry of Education; Ms. Hannah Tetteh, Ministry of Trade and Industry; Dr. Oteng Adjei, Ministry of Energy; Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General; Ms. Akua Dansua, Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs; Mrs. Juliana Azumah Mensah, Ministry of Tourism; Mr. Collins Dauda, Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources; Mr. Haruna Iddrisu, Ministry of Communications; Ms. Shirley Ayitey, Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology.
The full list of nominated Regional Ministers is as follows: Mr. Mahmood Khalid, Upper West Region; Mr. Nyamekye Marfo, Brong Ahafo Region; Nii Armah Ashitey, Greater Accra Region; Mr. Ofosu Ampofo; Eastern Region and Ms. Ama Benyiwa-Doe; Central Region.
By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi