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Freda Prempeh appointed as new Sanitation Minister

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has named a Minister of State at the Presidency, Freda Prempeh, the new Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources.

She takes over from the embattled Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who tendered her resignation on Saturday, July 22, 2023, and was accepted by the President on the same day.

The announcement was made in a statement issued and signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin. Alongside the appointment of the new Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources, the statement also revealed changes to some deputy ministerial positions.

“President Akufo-Addo, in consultation with the Ministers for Foreign Affairs and Regional

Integration and Roads and Highways, respectively, has also appointed the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Afigya Sekyere East, Hon. Mavis Nkansah Boadu, as Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and Member of Parliament for Tatale/Sanguli, Hon. Thomas Mbomba, as Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways,” excerpts of the statement read.

The statement also added that the appointments take immediate effect with the newly appointed ministers expected to assume their respective roles promptly.

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