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List Of Mahama Government Ministers

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List of Mahama government ministers

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This is a listing of the ministers who serve in the National Democratic Congress government of John Dramani Mahama in Ghana originally formed on 24 July 2012 following the death of John Atta Mills, and sworn in from January 2013. The government lost the December 2016 general election and its rule ended on 7 January 2017 when Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party became President.


Ministers (January 2013 onwards)


Nominations for vetting

Following the swearing-in of President Mahama on 7 January 2013, the Parliament of Ghana vetted his nominations for Ministers of state from mid-January.


There were three sets of nominations submitted to the Parliament of Ghana in all for appointment as Ministers of state by President Mahama. The initial list contained 12 nominations A second list of 7 nominations were sent for approval about a week later. A third list of 12 nominees were added, including 6 Ministers of state at the Presidency. 2 further regional ministers were added to the list of nominees in early February 2013.


All the nominees for sector ministries were approved. The nominees for Ministers of state at the Presidency are listed below:


Alhassan Azong (MP) — Public Sector Reform

Mustapha Ahmed — Development Authorities

Elvis Afriyie Ankrah — Financial and Allied institutions

Limuna Mohammed Muniru — Human Resource Development and Scholarships

Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe Ghansah — Social and Allied institutions

Abdul Rashid Hassan Pelpuo (MP) — Public-Private Partnerships

In addition to the list above, Paul Victor Obeng was to be a Senior Presidential Advisor at the Presidency. Three others were nominated to oversee priority projects of the President. They were Enoch Teye Mensah (MP), Alban Bagbin (MP) and Cletus Avoka (MP).


List of ministers from January 2013

President Mahama swore in the first batch of seven ministers on 30 January 2013 following their approval by parliament. After the approval of more nominees by Parliament on 1 February 2013 and 12 February 2013, a further 17 ministers were sworn in on 14 February 2013. A number of nominated Ministers at the Presidency were approved by parliament on 15 February 2013.


Changes in government

President Mahama on 11 March 2013 reshuffled regional ministers he appointed into office for the first time. On 16 July 2014, Mahama had another cabinet reshuffle involving a lot of ministries. At the end of May 2014, President Mahama did a cabinet reshuffle. This resulted in Akwasi Oppong Fosu, the Local Government minister losing his job. He was replaced by the Eastern Regional minister, Julius Debrah. Antwi Boasiako-Sekyere was nominated to replace Julius Debrah as the Eastern Regional minister.


More information: Cabinet (Jan 2013 - Jan 2017), Office(s) ...

Cabinet (Jan 2013 - Jan 2017)

Office(s) Officeholder Term

President John Dramani Mahama 2012 – 2017

Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur 2012 – 2017

Cabinet Ministers

Office(s) Officeholder Term

Minister for Foreign Affairs Hanna Tetteh (MP) 30 January 2013 – 2017

Minister for the Interior Kwesi Ahwoi 14 February 2013– 16 July 2014

Mark Owen Woyongo (MP) 16 July 2014 – 19 January 2016

Prosper Douglas Bani 19 January 2016 – 6 January 2017

Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Seth Terkper 30 January 2013 – 2017

Minister for Defence Mark Owen Woyongo (MP) 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Benjamin Kunbuor (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Attorney General and Minister for Justice Marietta Brew Appiah-Oppong 14 February 2013 – 2017

Minister for Education Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang 2013 – 2017

Minister for Food and Agriculture Clement Kofi Humado (MP) 30 January 2013 – ?

Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Trade and Industry Haruna Iddrisu (MP) 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Ekwow Spio-Garbrah 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Health Hanny-Sherry Ayitey 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah 16 July 2014 – 14 March 2015

Alex Segbefia 16 March 2015 – 2017

Minister for Information and Media Relations

(merged with Minister for Communications from 16 July 2014) Mahama Ayariga (MP) 30 January 2013 – 16 July 2014

(merged with Minister for Communications from 16 July 2014)

Minister for Local Government and Rural Development Akwasi Oppong Fosu (MP) 2013 – 30 May 2014

Julius Debrah 30 May 2014 – 2015

Collins Dauda 2015 – 2017

Minister for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts Elizabeth Ofosu-Agyare 14 February 2013 – 2017

Minister for Energy and Petroleum Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah (MP) 14 February 2013 – 2017

Minister for Transport Dzifa Aku Ativor 14 February 2013 – 23 December 2015

Minister for Roads and Highways Amin Amidu Sulemana (MP) 30 January 2013 – 16 July 2014

Inusah Fuseini (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Lands and Natural Resources Inusah Fuseini (MP) 30 January 2013 – 16 July 2014

Nii Osah Mills 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Communications Edward Omane Boamah 14 February 2013 – 7 January 2017

Minister for Environment, Science and Technology Joe Oteng-Adjei 2013 – 16 July 2014

Akwasi Oppong Fosu 16 July 2014- 14 March 2015

Mahama Ayariga (MP) 16 March 2015 – 2017

Minister for Employment and Labour Relations Nii Armah Ashitey (MP) 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Haruna Iddrisu (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing Collins Dauda (MP) 30 January 2013 – 14 March 2015

Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah 16 March 2015 – 2017

Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Nayon Bilijo 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Hanny-Sherry Ayitey 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Youth and Sports Elvis Afriyie Ankrah 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Mahama Ayariga (MP) 16 July 2014 – 14 March 2015

Mustapha Ahmed 15 March 2015 – 2017

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection Nana Oye Lithur 2013 – 2017

Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs Henry Seidu Daanaa 14 February 2013 – 2017

Minister for Government Business in Parliament Benjamin Kunbuor (MP) 14 February 2013 – 16 July 2014

Alban Bagbin (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Minister for Power Kwabena Donkor (MP) 2014 – 31 December 2015

Regional Ministers

Region Officeholder Term

Ashanti Regional Minister Samuel Sarpong 14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013

Eric Opoku 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Samuel Sarpong 16 July 2014 – 14 March 2015

Peter Anarfi-Mensah 16 March 2015 – 2017

Brong Ahafo Region Eric Opoku 14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013

Paul Evans Aidoo (MP) 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Eric Opoku 16 July 2014 – 2017

Central Region Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo 2013 – 11 March 2013

Samuel Sarpong 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Aquinas Tawiah Quansah (MP) 16 July 2014 – January 2016

Kweku George Ricketts-Hagan (MP) January 2016 – 2017

Eastern Region Julius Debrah 2013 – 11 March 2013

Helen Ntoso 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Antwi Boasiako Sekyere 16 July 2014 – 2017

Greater Accra Regional Minister Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo (MP) 14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013

Julius Debrah 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo (MP) 16 July 2014 – 2017

Northern Region Moses Bukari Mabengba (acting) 7 January 2013 – 11 March 2013

Bede Anwataazumo Ziedeng 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Limuna Mohammed Muniru 16 July 2014 – January 2017

Upper East Region Ephraim Avea Nsoh 2013 – 11 March 2013

Limuna Mohammed Muniru

(acting minister) 11 March 2013– 16 July 2014

James Zooglah Tiigah 16 July 2014 – January 2017

Upper West Region Bede Anwataazumo Ziedeng 2013 – 11 March 2013

Ephraim Avea Nsoh 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Amin Amidu Sulemana (MP) 16 July 2014 – January 2017

Volta Regional Minister Helen Ntoso 2013 – 11 March 2013

Joshua Nii Laryea Afotey-Agbo 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Helen Ntoso 16 July 2014 – January 2017

Western Region Paul Evans Aidoo (MP) 14 February 2013 – 11 March 2013

Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo 11 March 2013 – 16 July 2014

Paul Evans Aidoo (MP) 16 July 2014 – January 2017

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Ministers (July 2012 to January 2013)

Mahama became the President of Ghana following the sudden death of John Atta Mills on 24 July 2012. He was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Ghana Georgina Wood later the same day. A week after being sworn in as President, Mahama chose Kwesi Amissah-Arthur to be the vice president.


More information: Cabinet (Jul 2012 - Jan 2013), Cabinet Ministers ...

Changes in government

Henry Kamel, Volta Regional Minister died on Christmas Day 2012 after diabetes complications.


This set of ministers, had all been appointed by President Mills and continued until January 2013 when his term would have ended. The exception was Henry Kamel, who died after the December 7 election but before the formal handover on 7 January 2013. The ministers were advised to stay on as caretaker ministers until new ones had been confirmed in their place.

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