Tuesday, 24 November 2009 11:56
http://www.ghana.gov.gh/images/stories/news/atta_swearing_in_agbokumbuor.jpgThe President, John Evans Atta Mills, yesterday swore two Ministers into office at the Osu Castle, in Accra. They were Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, Minister for Health and Mr. Joseph Nii Afotey-Agbo, Minister for State at the Presidency.
President Mills charged the Ministers to think about the interest of the ordinary citizen who voted them into power, saying concerns of the people ought to be sent to appropriate quarters for redress.
The President said it is important that his Ministers put their ears on the ground in order to ascertain the challenges of the people so that an appropriate solution could be found to their challenges.
He urged the ministers to bring their experience and expertise to bear and help build a better nation, adding that good governance is about unity and must complement each other’s efforts for a common goal so the government could achieve its mandate.
President Mills said the government is committed to ensuring that the people live a better life as promised. ‘Each one of us will render a separate account for the people of Ghana.’ he stated.
Professor Mills congratulated them for their appointment and said it is a matter of
Privilege that they have been chosen. He, therefore, wish them wisdom and knowledge in their endeavours.
Dr. Benjamin Kumbour, Minister for Health, also congratulated the President for their appointment and said they will make sure that they put in their best for a better Ghana.
‘As human beings, we are bound to make mistakes, please draw our attention whenever we err and will not fail you,’ he told the President.
Dr. Kumbour, then Deputy Minister for Health, was appointed as substantive Minister by the President, following the resignation of the Minister, Dr. Sipa Yankey some months ago
The Ministers took the official oath, oath of allegiance and oath of secrecy and were presented with letters of credence.
SOURCE: ISD (Zakari Musah)