President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has created new ministries while decoupling others and re-alligning them, when on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, he announced 12 minister-designates expected to serve in his government. The release of the second batch of ministers brings the total number of appointees to 25. The next batch, according to the president, will be released by Friday. Two new ministries; the Ministry of Regional Re-organisation and Ministry of Railways Development, were the notable feature. President Akufo-Addo also announced a new portofolio - Monitoring and Evaluation. Whiles the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing has been decopled and re-aligning it into a new ministry called Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources Below is the list of 2nd batch ministerial nominees: Dan Kwaku Botwe - Minister-designate of Regional Reorganization and Development. Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei - Minister-designate for Monitoring and Evaluation. Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng - Minister-designate for Environment, Science,Technology and Innovation. Joe Ghartey - Minister-designate for Railways Development. John Peter Amewu - Minister-designate for Lands and Natural Resources. Samuel Atta Akyea - Minister-designate for Works and Housing. Joseph Kofi Adda - Minister-designate for Sanitation and Water Resources. Ignatius Baffour-Awuah - Minister-designate for Employment and Labour Relations. Kweku Ofori Asiamah - Minister-designate for Transport. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful - Minister-designate for Communications Kwasi Amoako-Atta - Minister-designate for Roads and Highways. Otiko Afisah Djaba - Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection. The second batch of Ministerial appointees are yet to be vetted and approved by Parliament.
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