6 key things Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said at her vetting [Infographic]

Ministerial Vetting

The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West constituency and minister-nominee for Communication, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, took her turn to before Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Wednesday February 1 2017, to be vetted for the ministerial portfolio. She indicated her preparedness to address key issues in the communication sector in the country, including enhancing internet penetration, supporting Ghana Post to make it profitable, ...

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Six key statements Kwaku Agyemang-Manu made at his vetting [Infographic]

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Parliament’s Appointments committee on Tuesday [January 25] hosted the minister of Health nominee, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu to vet him for the ministerial portfolio. Mr Agyemang-Manu who was nominated by President Akufo-Addo about two weeks ago in his interaction with the committee shared his thoughts on things that needed to change within the country’s health sector. Below are 6 key statements Mr Agyemang-Manu ...

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Highlights of Matthew Opoku Prempeh’s vetting [Infographic]


President Akufo-Addo’s nominee for the Minister of Education portfolio, Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said there is the need for an alternative examination body to provide competition to the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and ensure it operates effectively. Answering questions posed by members of Parliament’s Appointments committee on Tuesday, January 24 in Parliament, Opoku-Prempeh said the NPP government will promote ...

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Key points Alan Kyerematen made at his vetting [Infographic]


Alan Kyeremateng, the Minister nominee for Trade and Industry, faced Parliament’s Appointments Committee on Monday [January 23], to be assessed for his preparedness to serve in the office. Mr. Kyerematen, a former Minister in that portfolio in answering  several questions, touched on how the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, will implement its flagship campaign promise of building a factory in ...

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Six key things Boakye Agyarko said at his vetting [Infographic]

Boakye Agyarko, Energy Minister

The minister of Energy nominee, Boakye Agyarko took his turn on Monday [January 23] before Parliament’s Appointments committee to be vetted for the ministerial position. During the almost 4-hour session of probing and explanations, Mr Agyarko made 6 key statements on his thoughts and plans for the energy sector in the country. The quotes are represented in the infographic below: ...

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Ministries – The newly created and already existing [Infographic]


President Nana Akufo-Addo has named some 36 appointees to fill various ministerial portfolios in his government. Ahead of the vetting and final confirmation of the appointees to occupy their respective positions, some Ghanaians have raised eyebrows over some ministries introduced by Nana Akufo-Addo, but were non-existent in the immediate past John Mahama government. The infographic below captures in detail the ...

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Number of substantive Ministers in previous governments [Infographic]


From 1993 to 2017, the number of Ministers who have been appointed to serve have varied under different governments. While former President Jerry John Rawlings chose 19 and 25 ministers from 1993 to 2001 respectively to serve under his government, John Agyekum Kufuor had 31 ministers serving from 2001 to 2008. The infographic below captures the details of the number ...

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Ghana’s 7th parliament – A House of teachers and bankers [Infographic]


Ghana’s new parliament consists of at least 43 teachers and 43 bankers, most of whom have been practicing for several years before being sworn into the house as legislators. There are also at least 39 Members of Parliament (MPs), who are professionals in the legal service. Most of the MPs in Ghana’s new parliament have two professional backgrounds making it ...

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Ghana’s 7th parliament – The age dynamics [Infographic]


The New Parliament of Ghana, which is the seventh in the 4th Republic, is made up of relatively younger legislators who will serve for at least 4 years. This is as a result of the high number of relatively young new entrants after the 2016 December parliamentary elections. While this cannot be used to accurately predict the effectiveness or quality ...

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7 key taxes NPP plans to cut [Infographic]

Dr. Mahamamud Bawumia

As a campaign promise, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) indicated that its management of the economy would see a shift in policy from taxation to production, to relieve the burden on the private sector and boost production. To realize this shift from taxation to production, the NPP has targeted the removal or slashing of some taxes, as captured in the infographic ...

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