We NEVER promised a Lean Govt, how does an elephant promise lean & you believe it? -Mustapha Hamid 


Defending the elephantic size of President Akufo-Addo’s govt of a staggering 110 Ministers and deputies Mr Mustapha Hamid Minister of Information said;

“The Akufo Addo government has inherited a country whose economy, if you want, is at its weakest, and therefore he requires a strong army that will confront these challenges and resolve them in the rapid manner we require in order to put our country back on the path of progress and development. This number of ministers that the President has presented to Parliament brings his entire government to 110 ministers of state and deputies. We never promised a lean government ….nowhere did we ever promise a lean government, because in our view it is not the leanness or bigness of a government that determines its output and its ultimate performance.”

Minister of Information Mustapha Hamid sandwiched between 2 ladies.


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, submitted the names of 54 persons to Parliament for approval as Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers.

The names of the nominees for Ministers of State are as follows:

1. Minister of State at the Office of the President – Public Procurement Hon Adwoa Safo

2. Minister of State at the Office of the President  – Hon. Brian Acheampong

3. Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture  – Dr. Nurah Gyeile

4. Minister of State at the Ministry of Education  – Prof. Kwesi Yankah

– Tertiary Education

The names of the nominees for Deputy Ministers are as follows:

1. Ministry of Finance  –  Hon Kwaku Kwarteng

– Hon Abena Osei Asare

– Charles Adu Boahen

2. Ministry of Energy – Hon Owuraku Aidoo

– Hon Joseph Cudjoe

– Dr. Mohammed Amin Anta

3. Ministry of Local Government

and Rural Development – Hon Osei Bonsu Amoah

– Hon Collins Ntim

– Hon Kwasi Boateng Agyei

4. Ministry of Information – Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah

– Hon Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei

– Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto

5. Ministry of Agriculture – Hon William Agyapong Quaitoo

– Hon Dr Sagre Bambangi

–       Hon George Oduro

6. Ministry of Trade and Industry – Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah

– Robert Ahomka-Lindsey

7. Ministry of Roads and Highways – Hon Kwabena Owusu Aduomi

– Hon Anthony N-Yoh Puowele Karbo

8. Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – Hon Benito Owusu Bio

– Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi

9. Ministry of Works and Housing – Hon Freda Prempeh

– Hon Eugene Antwi

10. Ministry of Education – Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Hon Barbara Ayisi Acher

11. Office of Attorney General and  – Godfred Dame

Ministry of Justice – Hon Joseph Dinkiok Kpemka

12. Ministry of Health – Hon Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu

– Hon Tina Mensah

13. Ministry of Railways Development – Hon Kwaku Agyenim Boateng

–         Hon Andy Appiah-Kubi

14. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and  – Hon Mohammed Habbib Tijani

Regional Integration        – Charles Owiredu

15. Ministry of Communications – Hon George Andah

– Hon Vincent Sowah Odotei

16. Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation  – Hon Patrick Boamah

–       Hon Michael Yaw Gyato

17. Ministry of Defence – Hon Maj. Derrick Oduro

18. Ministry of The Interior – Hon Henry Quartey

19. Ministry of Environment, Science – Hon Patricia Appiagyei

and Technology and Innovation

20. Ministry of Regional Reorganisation and  – Martin Agyei-Mensah Korsah


21. Ministry of Transport – Hon Nii Kwartei Titus Glover

22. Ministry of Employment And Social Welfare – Hon Bright Wireko Brobbey

23. Ministry of Fisheries And Aquaculture – Hon Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe

24. Ministry of Aviation – Hon Kwabena O. Darko-Mensah

25. Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs – Hon Paul Essien

26. Ministry of Gender, Children – Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo

and Social Protection

27. Ministry of Youth And Sports – Pius Enam Hadzide

28. Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts And Culture – Hon Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi

29. Ministry of Monitoring And Evaluation – Hon William Kwasi Sabi
#ThinkGhana will break you a breakdown on how this gigantic size government appointments will have on the wage bill of the national budget.