Samuel Abu Jinapor replaces Ken Ofori-Atta as caretaker Trade and Industry Minister

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Samuel Abu Jinapor as the caretaker Minister for Trade and Industry.

Samuel Abu Jinapor

He replaces the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta who was given the role after Alan Kyeremanten resigned last week.

A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Office of the President, Eugene Arhin said the Lands Minister is expected to replace Alan Kyerematen on Monday, January 16.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has tasked the Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Samuel Abu Jinapor, MP, to assume responsibility for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, with effect from Monday, 16th January 2023, pending the appointment of a substantive replacement for the outgoing Minister, Mr. Alan Kyerematen.”


Alan Kyerematen resigned from the position last week to prepare himself for the New Patriotic Party’s flagbearership race.

Some names tipped to run for the NPP flagbearer position when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's tenure ends include Vice President Dr. Bawumia and Minister for Trade and Industry Alan Kyerematen.

Others include the Minister of Agriculture Dr. Afriyie Akoto, former Energy Minister Boakye Kyerematen Agyarko, and former Railway Development Minister Joe Ghartey.


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