Current Ministers in Ghana [2021]

The list of new cabinet ministers was submitted by the president of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa on 21st January 2021, by the 1992 constitution of Ghana. Some of the ministers who served in his first term have maintained their positions while others have been promoted to be substantive ministers, an elevation made in appreciation by President.

There have been some new faces as well. 7 other ministries have also been merged and absorbed into other ministries or government agencies. There are 43 ministers, 27 cabinet ministers, and 16 regional ministers.

The individuals who are to be responsible for the efficiency of the agencies that are within their portfolio are the Ministers. They are to meet with other designated ministers to discuss and negotiate the interest of the government in national affairs. Each ministry has a comprehensive scope of what they do and plans to do in years to come.

Below are the 27 cabinet ministers appointed for various functions.

SectorMinister
National SecurityAlbert Kan Dapaah
FinanceKen Ofori-Atta
Trade and IndustryAlan Kyeremanten
DefenceHon. Dominic Nitiwul, MP
InteriorHon. Ambrose Derry, MP
Foreign Affairs and Regional IntegrationShirley Ayorkor Botchwey
Attorney General and Minister for JusticeGodfred Dame
Local Gov’t, Decentralisation and rural Dev’tHon. Dan Botwe, MP
Parliamentary AffairsHon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, MP
Communications and DigitalisationHon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP
Food and AgricultureDr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto
EnergyHon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP
EducationHon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP
HealthHon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, MP
Lands and Natural ResourcesHon. Samuel Abdulai-Jinapor, MP
Roads and HighwaysHon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, MP
Works and HousingHon. Francis Asenso Boakye, MP
TransportKwaku Ofori Asiamah
Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentHon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP
Railway DevelopmentHon. John Peter Amewu, MP
Sanitation and Water ResourcesCecilia Abena Dapaah, MP
Gender, Children and Social ProtectionHon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP
Tourism, Arts and CultureAwal Mohammed
Chieftaincy and Religious AffairsHon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum
Environment, Science, Tech, and InnovationHon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP
Employment and Labour RelationsHon. Ignatius Baffour, MP
InformationHon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP

Regional Ministers of Ghana

The 16 ministers appointed to oversee the affairs of political and social development in the various regions of Ghana include;

RegionMinister
Ahafo RegionGeorge Boakye
Ashanti RegionSimon Osei Mensah
Bono RegionJustina Owusu
Bono- East RegionAdu Gyan
Central RegionJustina Marigold Assan
Eastern RegionSeth Acheampong
Greater Accra RegionHon. Henry Quartey, MP
Northern RegionShani Alhassan Saibu
Volta RegionDr. Archibald Yao Letsa
North-East RegionYidana Zakaria
Oti RegionJoseph Makubu
Savannah RegionSaeed Muhazu Jibril
Upper East RegionStephen Yakubu
Upper West RegionDr. Hafiz Bin Salib
Western RegionHon. kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP
Western North RegionRichard Obeng

Each of these ministers ask themselves how their sector is doing, what they can do to improve upon it, and what has changed over the years? Some of these ministers have done such great jobs over the year. For instance, the minister for information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah who has given wide and comprehensive coverage and information when the Corona Virus pandemic stretched its wings to Ghana, so has the ministry of health.

And they are not the only ones, education, finance, social protection, and energy have also been on their toes. Many Ghanaians, especially the youth, university graduates will appreciate it if Hon. Ignatius Baffour will step up his employment game as well, since the unemployment rate is going high, having a degree nowadays, does not mean anything because there are no jobs.

The ministry of environment, science, and technology has to prioritize the need for developing our covid- 19 vaccines, but do we have the facilities? What about the scientists and technical know-how?

What about national security? How do we investigate crimes and keep the peace in the country? Critically considering some of these things, it is quite evident that we are lacking in many of these sectors. We only saw that the health ministry existed, or is working when the pandemic struck. Before that, the health system was/is still bad. Some communities do not have hospitals or clinics and equipment, health professionals are not being paid satisfactorily.

Are things going to change with the new ministers we have now? What new projects will they take on to make a change?


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