Akufo-Addo nominates Frimpong Boateng as Science & Technology Minister, Afriyie Akoto goes to Agric


    Professor Frimpong Boateng will be Science, Technology and Innovation Minister if approved by Parliament.

    That is the confirmation by president elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as he addresses patrons of the Apostle Kojo Sarfo Technology Fair, Sunday.

    Nana Akufo-Addo said the sector is on his “heart”  and hopefully by the end of his administration he would have changed devoted more attention to the Sciences as compared to the Humanities.

    He said the former CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has the expertise to man that all important position.

    Prof Boateng is credited for setting up the Korle Bu Cardiothoracic Centre and revered for the major turnaround he brought at the Korle Bu Teaching hospital.

    He contested to lead the NPP but lost to Akufo-Addo in 2008 and has since supported the president elect. It will be his first ministerial appointment if he is approved by Parliament’s appointment committee.

    With agric facing a major setback in recent years, Nana Akufo-Addo believes Dr Afriyie Akoto who has been the Minority spokesperson on Agriculture over the years has the competence to resuscitate the sector.

    With the tot-tot confirmation style adopted by the president elect, it is not clear which of his mean will receive another confirmation before the final list of ministers is released.