Member of Parliament for Dorma Central Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu, has been designated as health minister for the new Akufo-Addo administration.
Making the announcement on Tuesday, January 10th at the flagstaff house in Accra, President Akufo-Addo said he was optimistic about his choice, adding that, the new administration was focused on strengthening the financial performance of the health ministry such as the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) towards health care improvement.
Hon Kwaku Manu Agyemang, who was the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee in the immediate past Parliament holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana.
He was the acting ceo of the National Health Authority in 2006, and also the deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning under the Kufour administration, 2001 to 2008. He also worked as a financial Controller, Toyota Ghana Company LTD, Accra.
Hon Kwaku Manu’s designation is pending parliamentary approval.
Kobby Blay is the chief health editor at Ghanahealthnest.com. A professional practicing nurse with specialty in mental health and focus for health communications, public health, medical/documentary photography, ICT and systems perspective for health improvement.