There is an Akan saying which translates literally as "he who climbs the right tree is who needs a push". In other words one good term deserves another hence ministers who performed well in their first term of office deserves a second term just as Nana Addo was given a second term to continue with his good works.
I have put together 10 former Ministers who must be retained when Nana Addo finally begins to appoint his ministers for the next four years. Feel free to suggest who you think shouldn't be in the list and who you think I may have left out by leaving a comment in the comment section.
1. Matthew Opoku Prempeh- Minister of Education
Matthew Opoku Prempeh was given the herculean task of heading the much talked about "Free SHS Policy" and trust me he has done extremely well considering the nature of this policy. There is no better person to continue what they started than him.
He combines his ministerial work with being an MP for Menhyia South constituency.
2. Ken Ofori Atta- Minister for Finance and Economic Planning.
Kenneth Ofori-Atta popularly known as Ken Ofori Atta is one of the finest Finance ministers Ghana has ever had. The post of a Finance Minister is no easy task and has done marvelously well in his first four years considering the kind of economy he inherited and together with the Vice President managed to take Ghana out of the IMF. You all know how effectively and efficiently he cleaned financial sector despite its own challenges and saved the country and many Ghanaians from losing millions of Cedis.
He is an economist, investment banker and the co-founder of Databank Group.
3. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah- Minister Of Information
The work Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah did during the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in Ghana till now alone speaks volumes as to why he has to be maintained. He is a former journalist who once worked at JOY FM, a lawyer and a politician hence when it comes to communicating and letting the citizens know what the government is up to, he is the right man for the job.
He is currently the MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi constituency.
4. John Peter Amewu- Minister in charge of Energy and Petroleum
If we are to name the best three ministers in Nana Addo's first term, trust me John Peter Amewu deserves a mention. He was the former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources and fought tirelessly in government's attempt to stop galamsey in the county.
He was later transferred to his current position to replace Boakye Agyarko. Amewu also surprised many when he managed to win the parliamentary seat for Hohoe constituency.
5. Ursula Owusu- Minister for Communications
Ignore what critics say about Ursula and the headline she may have created in parliament a few days back and focus on her work ethics and how well she has performed in her first four years as the Communications Minister. She is the current MP for Ablekuma West constituency, a lawyer and women's rights activists.
She has managed to implement some great policies that will benefit government and ghanaians as a whole although some institutions are not happy with the manner in which she handled certain issues.
6. Barbara Oteng Gyasi- Minister for Tourism, Arts and Culture
The case of Barbara Oteng Gyasi is a sad one such that although she did extremely well at her ministry, she unfortunately lost her seat at the December 7 polls. She is the brain behind the successful Year of Return in 2019.
She was the MP for Huni Valley Constituency.
7. Alan John Kyeremanteng- Minister for Trade and Industry
Alan Kyeremanteng simply needs no introduction and no doubts as to his capabilities. He has alot of experience when it comes to this ministry and there is no better person to head it than him.
He once held this position in Kuffour's administration and was once an ambassador to the USA.
8. Joe Ghartey- Ministry of Railway Development
Hon. Joe Ghartey is the MP for Essikado Ketan constituency and the immediate former Minister incharge of Railways and Development. He is an experienced lawyer, academic and politician who hails from Shama.
He could have done better in the Railways sector if he had enough funds to extend the railway lines and improve that sector which I believe he will do when retained.
9. Isaac Kwame Asiamah- Ministry of Youth and Sports
Isaac Kwame Asiamah is what you call the action man. Not only does he talk, he takes action as well all for the betterment of football and other sports in the country. He has always spoken against bad management of the Youth and Sports ministry and hence did not disappoint when he was given the chance to show what he has.
There have been great improvement like the construction of some vital facilities to aid sports men and women in doing their work. He has being the MP for Atwima Mponua constituency since 2005.
10. Gloria Akuffo- Attorney General
There are some section of ghanaians who do not like her just because she may be related to the President. She is an experienced lawyer who has served in many capacities both in government and privately.
She has been a deputy minister of Justice and
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