President Akuffo Addo has introduced a new ministry intended to supervise the affairs all other ministries.
The “Monitoring and Evaluation ministry” will be headed by the Minister nominee, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei.
The Ministry will also consolidate government’s activities by ensuring appointees live up to set targets and culminate in the overall growth agenda.
Announcing the nomination at the Flagstaff House on Wednesday, President Akufo Addo said Dr. Akoto Osei’s past experiences should equip him to effectively handle the portfolio.
“I have chosen somebody who already has an extensive experience in the high level of governance in our country who is himself a renowned economist.
Very successful in his first period of office in Ghana and with his very strong understanding of the budgetary processes and targets, I believe he is the ideal man to perform this new role that I am introducing.” Dr Osei is an Economist and a Banker by profession. He attained his PhD (Economics) at the Howard University, USA in 1987.
Dr Osei was the Special Advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning from 2001 to 2003 and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Analysis (CEPA), Accra for six (6) years. He was also a Special Adviser at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning between 2001- 2005.
He then moved on to become Deputy Finance Minister and Member of Parliament in the erstwhile Former President John Agyekum Kuffuor administration from 2005- 2008.