The President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, has confirmed that former minister of state, Alan Kyeremanteng, will be his Minister of Trade and Industry.
Akufo-Addo made the confirmation in a tweet on Wednesday.
I came here with @Alankyerematen, because he is the person who is going to be the Min. for Trade and Industry in the Akufo-Addo government.
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) December 21, 2016
This comes ahead of his official naming of all ministers to serve in his government from 7th January 2017.
The President-elect had earlier hinted the appointment of Mr. Kyeremanteng to that office when he met with the Private Enterprise Federation at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA).
He took the opportunity to present his strategy and policies for private sector development to the business leaders.
Mr. Alan John Kyeremanteng is a businessman, and a politician who served as a Trade and Industry minister in the erstwhile John Kufour administration.
He failed in his attempt to represent the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as its flagbearer for the 2008 elections, having lost to Nana Akufo-Addo.
Currently, at age 61, he played an integral role in the success of the New Patriotic Party in the 2016 general elections that saw the party defeat the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.
Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians his government will work to ensure businesses thrive and experience significant growth.
While on the campaign trail ahead of the general elections, he said he had competent men to serve in his government and was confident that if he is given the opportunity, they will together ensure economic progress for the country.
By: Jonas Nyabor/citifmonline.com/Ghana