President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday named his second batch of ministerial nominees with the creation of some new ministries that is raising some eyebrows among the populace.
Like his first batch, the President has named a bunch of experienced private and public sector veterans, most of whom are old names in Ghanaian political discourse.
Below, you can scan the profiles of each pick individually to find out what they bring to the table…
Dr Anthony Akoto Osei – Monitoring and Evaluation
Anthony Akoto Osei is 64 years, and is the Member of Parliament for the Old Tafo constituency. He obtained a PhD from Howard University in 1987, a Master of Arts degree in Applied Economics from the American University in 1980. He had earlier obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree in Economics from Oberlin College in Ohio in 1978.
He is the current Ranking Member for the Committee on Finance, and a member of the committee of Interior and Defence.
Anthony Akoto Osei has been described “as one of the finest Economist in recent years” acquiring his experience from providing consultancy services for the World Bank (Korea Division) in 1987, teaching at Dillard and Howard Universities from 1984 to 1995 as an Associate Professor in Economics and as a Research Fellow for the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA) from 1996-2001 in Ghana.
In the erstwhile Kufour Administration, he was made first,(from 2001-2003) a Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic planning and later appointed a Deputy Minister of the same Ministry in 2003 later elevated to Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning, a position until December 2008.