President Nana Addo has nominated two more women for ministerial appointments pending parliamentary approval.
They are the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West Constituency, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, and the National Women’s Organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Otiko Afisa Djaba.
Ursula Owusu was nominated as a nominee for the Communications Minister position, whereas Otiko Afisa Djaba has been earmarked for the Gender and Social Protection Ministry.
Their nomination follows the announcement of the first batch of 13 people constituting three females; Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Hajia Alima Mahama and Gloria Akuffo, and ten other males to fill various ministerial positions pending parliamentary approval.
Profiles of Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Otiko Afisa Djaba
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is a lawyer, women’s right activist, and a parliamentarian representing Ablekuma West constituency. Ursula was born on 20 October 1964. She hails from Akim Oda in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful attended Labone Senior High School and proceeded to Mfantisman Girls Secondary School to have her sixth form education. She furthered her education in University of Ghana where she obtained an LLB.
Otiko Afisa Djaba was born on January 21 , 1962. She is a Ghanaian politician who is the National Women’s Organizer for the New Patriotic Party.
Otiko was born to Henry Kojo Djaba and Rosalind Sheita Bawa at Koforidua in the Eastern Region of Ghana. She is the second of twenty-one siblings.
She attended Tamale Secondary School, now Tamale Senior High School. She holds a diploma in Communications and marketing from an institution in the United Kingdom.
She has also had training as a Computer Systems Analyst from a college in the United Kingdom.
Other personalities who were named in the second batch of nominees were Samuel Atta Kyea, Minister nominee for Works and Housing.
Below is the list
1.Dr Akoto Osei- Monitoring and Evaluation
2.Dan Botwe – Regional Reorganisation and Special Projects
3.John Peter Amewu – Lands and Forestry
4.Otiko Afisa Djaba- Gender and Social Protection
5.Ignatius Baffour Awuah – Employment and Labour Relations
6.Kwaku Ofori Asiamah -Transport
7.Joe Ghartey-Railways Development
8.Kwesi Amoako Atta – Roads and Highways
9.Ursula Owusu – Communications
10. Kofi Adda – Water Resources and Sanitation
11. Samuel Atta Akyea-Works and Housing
12. Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng – Environment, Science and Technology
By: Marian Ansah with files from wikipedia/citifmonline.com/Ghana