The Ghana Union of Traders Association (GUTA) is elated with the president’s renomination of Alan Kyerematen, as Trade Minister.
He served in the portfolio during the first term of President Akufo-Addo and GUTA believes he is so far the best minister to have been assigned to the ministry.
Speaking to Citi Business News, President of the Ghana Union of Traders Association, Dr Joseph Obeng is confident that Alan Kyerematen is the man for the job especially as the Africa Continental Free Trade Area kicks off.
“Alan Kyerematen is among the best and most effective trade ministers that we have worked with as trade leaders, and we admire him so much that we are happy he was retained by the president for the good works that he has done to be continued. We will want to work with him because he listens to us at all times. He is well vest in with trade issues, and we need him around especially with the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area that has just started. We need him around to push this African dream through”.
President Akufo-Addo yesterday (21st January), in line with the country’s presidential transition laws, announced a list of nominees of ministers who will be vetted and approved by parliament before their appointment as he commences his second term of office.
Nineteen ministers maintained their portfolios in President Akufo-Addo’s second term.
Among the returning Ministers are Albert Kan Dapaah with the National Security Ministry, Ken Ofori-Atta for Finance and Alan Kyerematen for Trade and Industry.
The rest are:
Dominic Nitiwul – Defence
Ambrose Dery – Interior
Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey – Foreign Affairs & Regional Integration
Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu – Parliamentary Affairs
Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Communications and Digitalisation
Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto – Food and Agriculture
Kwaku Agyemang Manu – Health
Kwasi Amoako-Atta – Roads and Highways
Kwaku Ofori Asiamah – Transport
Cecilia Abena Dapaah – Sanitation and Water Resources
Ignatius Baffuor Awuah – Employment and Labour Relations
Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Information