The President of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo has directed the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Mavis Hawa Koomson to act as the Minister of Food and Agriculture.
This comes after the substantive Minister, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto resigned on Tuesday.
In a statement signed by the Director of Communications at the presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin said, “The President has, subsequently, tasked the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon. Mavis Hawa Koomson, Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya East, to act as caretaker Minister at the Ministry of Food and Agriculture until a substantive replacement is made.
“President Akufo-Addo conveyed his sincere gratitude to Hon. Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto for his services to government and the nation, and wished him the best of luck in his future endeavours.”