Kwesi Yankah nominated Min. of State in charge of tertiary – Starr Fm

The Vice Chancellor of the Central University College Professor Kwesi Yankah has been nominated minister of state at the office of the president in charge of tertiary education by President Akufo-Addo.

He will  work with the  Manhyia MP Mathew Opoku Prempeh, who is the Education minister,  if approved by parliament.

The President has also nominated deputy minority leader Sarah Adwoa Sarfo as minister of state in charge of procurement.

The names  were contained among a list of deputy ministerial nominees presented to parliament by the President Wednesday.


Below is the release sent to  Parliament




The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, submitted the names of 54 persons to Parliament for approval as Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers.


The names of the nominees for Ministers of State are as follows:


  1. Minister of State at the Office of the President in charge of procurement        –     Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo


  1. Minister of State at the Office of the President –     Hon. Brian Acheampong


  1. Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture –     Dr. Nurah Gyeile


  1. Minister of State at the Ministry of Education – Prof. Kwesi Yankah

– Tertiary Education


The names of the nominees for Deputy Ministers are as follows:


  1. Ministry of Finance –     Hon Kwaku Kwarteng

–     Hon Abena Osei Asare

–     Charles Adu Boahen


  1. Ministry of Energy –     Hon Owuraku Aidoo

–     Hon Joseph Cudjoe

–     Dr. Mohammed Amin Anta



  1. Ministry of Local Government

and Rural Development                          –     Hon Osei Bonsu Amoah

–     Hon Collins Ntim

–     Hon Kwasi Boateng Agyei


  1. Ministry of Information –     Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

–     Hon Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei

–     Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto


  1. Ministry of Agriculture –     Hon William Agyapong Quaitoo

–     Hon Dr Sagre Bambangi

Hon George Oduro

  1. Ministry of Trade and Industry –     Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah

–     Robert Ahomka-Lindsey


  1. Ministry of Roads and Highways –     Hon Kwabena Owusu Aduomi

–     Hon Anthony N-Yoh Puowele Karbo

  1. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources –     Hon Benito Owusu Bio

–     Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi

  1. Ministry of Works and Housing –     Hon Freda Prempeh

–     Hon Eugene Antwi


  1. Ministry of Education –     Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum ,    Hon Barbara Ayisi Acher


  1. Office of Attorney General and ministry of Justice  –     Godfred Dame

–     Hon Joseph Dinkiok Kpemka


  1. Ministry of Health –     Hon Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu

–     Hon Tina Mensah

  1. Ministry of Railways Development –     Hon Kwaku Agyenim Boateng

–             Hon Andy Appiah-Kubi



  1. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and –     Hon Mohammed Habbib Tijani

Regional Integration                               –     Charles Owiredu


  1. Ministry of Communications –     Hon George Andah

–     Hon Vincent Sowah Odotei

  1. Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation –     Hon Patrick Boamah

–           Hon Michael Yaw Gyato

  1. Ministry of Defence –     Hon Maj. Derrick Oduro
  1. Ministry of The Interior –     Hon Henry Quartey
  1. Ministry of Environment, Science  and Technology and Innovation –     Hon Patricia Appiagyei
  1. Ministry of Regional Reorganisation and –     Martin Agyei-Mensah Korsah


  1. Ministry of Transport –     Hon Nii Kwartei Titus Glover
  1. Ministry of Employment And Social Welfare –     Hon Bright Wireko Brobbey
  1. Ministry of Fisheries And Aquaculture –     Hon Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe

Ministry of Aviation        –     Hon Kwabena O. Darko-Mensah

Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs –     Hon Paul Essien

Ministry of Gender, Children –     Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo

Ministry of Youth And Sports– Pius Enam Hadzide

Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts And Culture –     Hon Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi

Ministry of Monitoring And Evaluation – Hon William Kwasi Sabi




Published on 15 March 2017 | 1:25 pm at Source