Minister for Trade and Industry Kobina Tahir Hammond, Minister for Food and Agriculture Bryan Acheampong, and other appointees have been sworn into office.
The others are Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Minister of State at the Finance Ministry Dr Mohammed Amin Adams, Osei Bonsu Amoah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development; and Dr Stephen Amoah, Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry.
The new appointees were sworn in on Tuesday, April 4, after a rigorous and controversial vetting and voting process in Parliament.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo charged them to effectively discharge their duties to the Ghanaian people at a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House, Accra.
According to the president, 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.
The president is confident that “there is enough time to make a difference and significant contribution to the development of our nation”.
“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 urged the ministers to declare their assets promptly and to remain above reproach in their public dealings.
“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.