PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO APPOINTS REGIONAL MINSTERS AND DEPUTY REGIONAL MINISTERS FOR SIX NEW REGIONS


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made the following
appointments to the six (6) newly created regions, and ministerial changes to four other
existing regions, with immediate effect:
1. Mrs. Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson, currently Municipal Chief Executive for
Sunyani Municipality, is the Minister-designate for Bono Region. Hon. Siaka
Stevens, Member of Parliament for Jaman North constituency, is the Deputy
Minister-designate for Bono Region;
2. Hon. Kofi Amoakohene, Member of Parliament for Atebubu/Amantin
constituency, is the Minister-designate for Bono East Region. Hon. Martin
Oti Gyarko, Member of Parliament for Techiman North constituency and former
Deputy Minister for Brong Ahafo Region, is the Deputy Minister for Bono East
Region;
3. Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie, Member of Parliament for Asunafo North constituency
and former Minister for Brong Ahafo Region, is now Minister for Ahafo Region.
Hon. Benjamin Yeboah Sekyere, Member of Parliament for Tano South
constituency, is the Deputy Minister-designate for Ahafo Region;
4. Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah, Member of Parliament for Salaga South, is the
Minister-designate for Savannah Region. Samuel Yeyu Tika, former
parliamentary candidate for Mankarigu Daboya constituency, is the Deputy
Minister-designate for the Savannah Region;
5. Hon. Solomon Namliit Boar, Member of Parliament for Bunkpurugu
constituency and former Deputy Minister for Northern Region, is the Minister￾designate for North East Region. Tahiru Tia Ahmed, an educationist from
Gambaga, is the Deputy Minister-designate for North East Region;

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6. Hon. John Benam, former Member of Parliament for Zabzugu constituency, is
the Deputy Minister-designate for Northern Region. Hon. Salifu Saeed
remains the Minister for Northern Region;
7. Hon. Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu, Member of Parliament for
Bibiani/Anhwiaso/Bekwai constituency and former Deputy Minister for Health, is
the Minister-designate for Western North Region. Hon. Alex Tetteh,
Member of Parliament for Sefwi Akontombra constituency, is the Deputy
Minister-designate for Western North Region;
8. Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah, Member of Parliament for Takoradi
constituency and former Deputy Minister for Aviation, is the Minister-designate
for Western Region. Hon. Eugenia Gifty Kusi remains Deputy Minister for
Western Region;
9. Mr. Johnson Avuletey is the Deputy Minister-designate for Volta Region.
Dr. Archibald L etsa remains Minister for Volta Region; and

10.Kwasi Owusu Yeboah, Ghana’s Ambassador to the Togolese Republic, is the
Minister-designate for the Oti Region. Maxwell Blagodzi, the former
Deputy Minister for Volta Region, is the Deputy Minister for Oti Region.
The President is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the Regional
Ministers-designate and Regional deputy Ministers-designate to enable them assume their
respective offices promptly, in order to begin and accelerate the establishment of the new
regions.

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