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Hon. Mintah Akandoh nominated minister designate

Member of Parliament for Juaboso in the Western Region Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh has been nominated by President John Mahama as deputy Minister designate for Lands and Natural Resources.

His nomination follows the recent ministerial reshuffle by the President John Dramani Mahama which saw some ministers including Mahama Ayariga leaving the Sports ministry for the ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

Hon. Mintah Akandoh was born on June 19, 1980 in Sefwi Antobia. He holds a BSc (Statistics and Mathematics); UCC, 2007.  Until becoming an MP, he was a Public Servant, working as the Assistant Director in-charge of National Voluntary Programme, National Service Scheme, Head Office.

Hon. Mintah Akandoh is married with four children. He’s a Christian and an Anglican by denomination.

In the 2012 elections, he garnered 19,432 votes out of the 38,971 valid votes cast = 49.86%. Others candidates were: William Coffie (IND) 10,293 = 21.28%, Abdul-Karim Braimah Ibrahim (PNC) 255 = 0.65% and Khadijah Ama Nkrumah (CCP) 208 = 0.53%

Meanwhile, the chiefs and people of Sefwi Juaboso in the Western Region have commended President John Dramani Mahama for nominating their Member of Parliament (MP), Kwabena Mintah Akandoh as a minister designate.

Sompahene of Sefwi Wiawso traditional area and chief of Kofikrom, Nana Kwabena Nokwabour said the traditional area was grateful to the President for nominating their son for the position.

He stated that the people of the area would not put unnecessary pressure on their son simply because he has been nominated to the ministerial position.

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