The Member of Parliament for New Juaben South constituency in the Eastern Region, Hon. Michael Okyere Baafi, has been nominated by President Akufo-Addo as Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.

The nomination of Mr. Okyere Baafi who previously served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, is pending approval by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.

This announcement was contained in a statement announcing the list of deputy ministerial nominees released by the Presidency on Wednesday, April 21.

“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that, just as was done for his Ministers, Parliament will, on a bi-partisan basis, expedite the approval of his Deputy Ministerial nominees, so they can join the Government forthwith, and assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office,” the statement said.