The Parliament of Ghana approved the ministerial and deputy ministerial appointees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, nominated on February 14, 2024.
This approval followed a walkout by the Minority Caucus of Parliament during a debate in the House on the approval of the new ministerial and deputy ministerial appointees of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The walkout occurred after the Chairman of the Appointment Committee of Parliament and 1st Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Owusu, moved a motion for the House to approve the committee’s report on the appointments, which was approved by its members by a majority decision.
The Minority Leader, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, argued that his side could not take part in approving Akufo-Addo’s appointees.

The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin after announcing that the motion for the approval of the appointees had been passed; listed them as follows.
1. Andrew Egyapa Mercer, Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture
2. Lydia Seyram Alhassan, Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources
3. Martin Adjei-Mensah Korsah, Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development
4. Ophelia Mensah Hayford, Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation
5. Darkoa Newman, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection
6. Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, Minister for Health
7. Titus Glover, Minister for the Greater Accra Region
8. Fatimatu Abubakar, Minister for Information
9. Daniel Machator, Minister for Oti Region
10. Dr Benjamin Sekyere Yeboah, Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection
11. Sylvester Tetteh, Deputy Minister for Information
12. Charles Acheampong, Deputy Minister-designate for the Ministry of Communication and Digitalisation
13. Adelaide Ntim, Deputy Minister for Health
14. Alexander Akwasi Acquah, Deputy Minister for Health
15. Vincent Ekow Assafuah, Deputy Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development
16. John Kobina Sanie, Deputy Minister for Energy
17. Collins Adomako Mensah, Deputy Minister for Energy
18. Dr Prince Hamidu Armah, Deputy Minister for Works and Housing
19. Kingsley Nyarko, Deputy Minister for Education
20. Festus Awuah Kwofie, Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour
21. Akwasi Konadu, Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
22. Musah Abdul Aziz Ayaba, Deputy Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development

Also on Friday, Parliament approved a loan facility of 150 million dollars from the World Bank intended to fund the ongoing Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development (GARID) project, which aims to address flooding issues in the capital.
The loan was approved despite the opposition from the minority caucus.
The minority group contended that the government mishandled an earlier loan facility of 200 million dollars, which was approved for the GARID project. This was the reason for their hesitation to support the approval of the new loan.
Nevertheless, after a headcount vote that favoured the majority caucus, the House gave its approval for the loan facility.

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