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Akoto Osei, Oboshie Sai Cofie appointed Presidential Advisors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Mrs. Florence Oboshie Sai Cofie has been appointed as a Presidential Advisor on Media Affairs.

Also, the former Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei has been appointed as a Presidential Advisor on Economic Issues.

The president announced their appointment at a Cabinet meeting.

Oboshie Sai Cofie

After John Agyekum Kuffuor won the December 2000 elections, Between 2001 and 2005, she worked in the Office of the President, with responsibility at various times for managing the estate, public relations, and speech-writing.

She also worked with the Public Relations and Information Team (PRIM) to provide a link between the Office of the President and the Ministry of Information. Her role was promoted to deputy chief of staff until after a ministerial reshuffle she was moved from the office of the presidency to serve as deputy Minister for Information and National Orientation taking over from Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey who had been reassigned to the ministry of foreign affairs to serve as a deputy minister.

Oboshie Sai Cofie also served as Minister of Tourism and Diaspora relations swapping places with Stephen Asamoah Boateng who also took over as Minister of information and National Orientation.

Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei

Osei worked as deputy minister for Finance and Economic Planning in May 2003 and was a major economic adviser to the government. He was elevated to substantive Minister for Finance and Economic Planning after the death of the then Minister Kwadwo Baah Wiredu.  He served in that role until 6 January 2009 when the government was handed over to the National Democratic Congress who had won the 2008 General Elections.

In February 2017, Osei was sworn in as Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation after being nominated by President Nana Akufo-Addo and going through the vetting process in the parliament of Ghana. The ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation was a newly created Ministry to evaluate, monitor, and plan review summits and forums in fulfillment of the government’s policies on evaluating the progress of its own ministries.

In May 2017, President Nana Akufo-Addo named Anthony Akoto Osei as part of nineteen ministers who would form his cabinet.

 

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

 

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