The ministers named for Health and National Security, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu and Albert Kan-Dapaah, are expected to face Parliament’s Appointments Committee today, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, to make a case for their acceptance of the vacancies.
The two will be the first of more than 40 Industries and Provincial Ministers nominated to serve in his second term by President Akufo-Addo.
Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who, like Albert Kan-Dapaah, is a Member of Parliament for the Dormaa Central constituency in the Bono East Region, served in the same portfolio during the first term of Akufo-Addo.
At an earlier press conference, Ranking Member for the Appointments Committee and Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu explained that because of the critical nature of their work and particularly the prevailing situation of COVID-19, the two individuals were to have their vetting first.
Parliament also released a further directive on the adherence to COVID-19 to vetting in a statement.
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“Please note that attendance is by invitation only. In the sessions, only four invitees are allowed per person. Notice also that, the statement continued, all COVID-19 protocols would be strictly adhered to.
About Kwaku Agyeman Manu Kwaku Agyeman Manu
Agyeman-Manu, 65, is a product of the University of Ghana, where he graduated in Economics and Statistics with a Bachelor of Science degree. He also attended the Accountancy School of London, where he was chartered as an accountant for management.
He has served as Vice Minister of Trade and Industry, Home Affairs, Banking, Roads and Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, and as Ag. The State Health Care Authority’s Chief Executive.
He was elected an MP for Dormaa Central Constituency in 2008.
He was the Director of Finance for Toyota Ghana Co. prior to assuming the role of Deputy Minister in the administration of former President Kufour. Ltd, ltd.
Concerning Albert Kan Dapaah
Mr. Kan-Dapaah, 67, studied Accountancy at the Accountancy Research Institute of Technical Studies.
He studied at the North East London Polytechnic in London in 1975, and then at the Emile Woolf College of Accountancy, where he received accounting qualifications.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (U.K.) and a member of the Chartered Accountants Institute of Ghana.
He has in the past served as with the Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) and Energy of Organization Ghana as Director of Audit.
From January 1997 to 2013, he was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Afigya Sekyere West Constituency.
After the NPP won power in the 2000 elections, he became Minister for Energy in the Kufuor government.
He became the Minister for Communications and Technology during the April 2003 cabinet reshuffle.
He became the Minister for Interior during Kufuor’s second term.