Current ministers in Ghana 2021

Current Ministers in Ghana 2021

Here is a Compiled list of all the current ministers of Ghana in 2021 which consists of the current Central Government Ministers and the Current Regional Ministers. 

Who is a Minister? 

A minister is a politician who heads a ministry, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers.

In certain instances, the head of Government is also a minister and is designated the “Prime Minister” or other title. 

List of Current Ministers in Ghana, 2021

The President of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo submitted to Parliament for approval, through the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, a list of names for appointment as Ministers in his new government in January, 2021. 

This list included the names of 46 persons expected to fill the ministerial positions and support the president to fulfil his mandate in the next four years.

Ahead of this official statement, the Head of Communications, at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin issued a communique indicating that the total number of Ministers to be appointed by President in his second term will not exceed 85.

This was in sharp contrast with the 126 ministerial appointments that characterized his first term in office.

Although the president maintained many of the appointees from his previous term, a few notable individuals could not make it this time around.

Key among those who were excluded from this list of nominees are Senior Minister, Yaw OsafoMaafo, Minister for Local Government, Hajia Alima Mahama, Railways and Development minister, Joe Ghartey, Ministry of Works and Housing Samuel Atta Akyea and Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Gloria Akuffo.

Central Government Ministers, 2021

 

MINISTRY

NAME

1

National Security

Albert Kan Dapaah

2

Finance

Ken Ofori-Atta

3

Trade and Industry

Alan Kyerematen

4

Defence

Hon. Dominic Nitiwul, MP

5

Interior

Hon. Ambrose Dery, MP

6

Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey

7

Attorney General and Minister for Justice

Godfred Dame

8

Local Government, Decentralisation & Rural Dev’t

Hon. Dan Botwe, MP

9

Parliamentary Affairs

Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, MP

10

Communications and Digitalisation

Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, MP

11

Food and Agriculture

Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto

12

Energy

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, MP

13

Education

Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, MP

14

Health

Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, MP

15

Lands and Natural Resources

Hon. Samuel Abdulai Jinapor, MP

16

Roads and Highways

Hon. Kwasi Amoako-Atta, MP

17

Works and Housing

Hon. Francis Asenso Boakye, MP

18

Transport

Kwaku Ofori Asiamah

19

Fisheries and Aquaculture Development

Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, MP

20

Railway Development

Hon. John Peter Amewu, MP

21

Sanitation and Water Resources

Cecilia Abena Dapaah

22

Tourism, Arts and Culture

Awal Mohammed

23

Gender, Children and Social Protection

Hon. Sarah Adwoa Safo, MP

24

Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs

Hon. Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP

25

Environment, Science, Technology & Innovation

Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, MP

26

Employment and Labour Relations

Hon. Ignatius Baffuor Awuah, MP

27

Information

Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, MP

 

 

 

28

Youth and Sports

Hon. Mustapha Yussif, MP

29

Public Enterprises

Hon. Joseph Cudjoe, MP

30

Works and Housing (Minister of State)

Hon. Freda Prempeh, MP

 

For the central Government ministers in 2021, Some appointees who served as deputy ministers in Akufo-Addo’s first term have had their portfolios elevated into substantive ministers of their respective ministries.

The Deputy Education Minister, Dr Yaw Adutwum, and former Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame have both been elevated to serve as substantive ministers.

Ken Ofori-Atta has been maintained at the Finance Ministry alongside Alan Kyeremanten who will keep his position as the Trade Minister.

The MP for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful stays at the Communications Ministry while MP for Ofoase-Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah will continue to serve as Information Minister. You can also check the full list of nominees for deputy ministers. 

List of Current Regional Ministers in Ghana, 2021

 

REGION

NAME

1

Ahafo

George Boakye

2

Ashanti

Simon Osei-Mensah

3

Bono

Justina Owusu-Banahene

4

Bono East

Adu Gyan

5

Central

Justina Marigold Assan

6

Eastern

Seth Acheampong

7

Greater Accra

Hon. Henry Quartey, MP

8

Northern

Shani Alhassan Saibu

9

North East

Yidana Zakaria

10

Oti

Joseph Makubu

11

Savannah

Saeed Muhazu Jibril

12

Upper East

Stephen Yakubu

13

Upper West

Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih

14

Volta

Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa

15

Western

Hon. Kwabena Okyere Darko Mensah, MP

16

Western North

Richard Obeng

 

What is the function of a Regional Minister? 

The function of a regional Minister is to champion the region at high level events and with regard to high-profile projects (including through a programme of regional visits); and to represent the Government with regard to central government policy at regional committee hearings and at parliamentary debates focused specifically on the region.

Some new faces have been introduced this year in the list of current regional ministers in Ghana. 

The MP for Ahanta West, Kojo Kum has been posted to the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Ministry, whilst the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry will be headed by the MP for Damongo, Samuel Abdulai Jinapor.

Further, a total of seven ministries, namely Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have either been absorbed into or aligned with other ministries or government agencies.

The Office of the Senior Minister has, however, been abolished.

According to the President, the special-purpose Ministries have all achieved the purposes for which they were established, hence, the changes.

Summary of Current Ministers and Ministries in Ghana, 2021

In all, President Akufo-Addo announced a total of 30 Ministers, and 16 Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to 46, eight of which are women – six ministers and two Regional Ministers.

List of Current Ministers in Ghana 2021

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