President Nana Akufo-Addo has entreated regional Ministers to ensure peace, law and order in their respective regions to further Governments agenda for the development and progress of the country.
“All our plans and programmes will come to naught if there is no peace. You must be careful and tactful in managing issues of intelligence and security,” the President told the regional ministers at a swearing in ceremony at the Jubilee House, Accra.
The 16 regional ministers Alhassan Saibu- Northern, Yidana Zakaria- North East, Joseph Makubu- Oti, Saeed Muhazu Jibril- Savannah, Stephen Yakubu- Upper East and Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih- Upper West.
President Akufo-Addo told the ministers that regions were the natural target for all the programmes that his first term administration embarked on, and is introducing in the second term to grow the national economy, saying, “This is a good time to be in charge of your regions as you have the opportunity to help transform the regional economy.”
The President urged the ministers to acquaint themselves with relevant laws and work closely with the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in their respective assemblies, traditional authorities, opinion leaders, religious leaders and other key stakeholders in their respective regions.
“I am counting on you to add to the work of government so that together we can deliver on our mandate from the Ghanaian people. I look forward to working closely with you to bring progress and prosperity to our nation,” the President said.
Thursday’s ceremony brings to 45, the number of ministers so far sworn into office by the President in his second term.