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I’ll work to make Planting for Food & Jobs a success – Deputy Agric Minister-designate

Member of Parliament (MP) for Manso Adubia Constituency, Mr. Yaw Frimpong Addo, has pleaded that on the assumption of office as the Deputy Minister of food and Agriculture he will assist the substantive minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto with the successful implementation of the Planting for Food and Jobs programme.

Speaking to Kwaku Owusu Adjei on his appointment as the Deputy Minister of Food and Agriculture-designate, Mr. Frimpong Addo expressed his heartfelt gratitude to President Nana Akufo-Addo for trusting him with the job and assured him to deliver the task.

“It is a call to service,” he said on Original 91.9FM’s flagship morning show, Adwenekasa Thursday morning.

“I’m grateful to the President for choosing me out of the whole to serve as Deputy Minister of Food & Agriculture and help implement his Planting for Food & Jobs programme.  I will help with my knowledge on agriculture to achieve the goal,” the Manso Adubia lawmaker added.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday through the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin, released the names of 39 persons as deputy ministers in his second term.

The names featured ten (10) prominent women who were appointed to serve the top vacant positions, subject to Parliament approval.

Among others, Weija-Gbawe lawmaker, Mrs. Tina Gifty Naa Ayele Mensah, Member of Parliament for Afigya Sekyere East Constituency, Mrs. Mavis Nkansah Boadu and Atiwa East lawmaker, Mrs. Abena Osei-Asare were appointed Deputy Health Minister, Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, and Deputy Finance Minister-Designates respectively.

Also, MP for Abuakwa North, Madam Gifty Ampofo Twum was named the Deputy Education Minister-designate, Mrs. Naana Eyiah Quansah has been moved from the Lands, Forestry, and Natural Resource Ministry to Interior Ministry as the Deputy Minister.

By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

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