Ghana’s President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed nine principal officers ahead of his inauguration on January 7.
The President-elect announced the appointments during a short ceremony at his home in Accra.
He named Mrs. Frema Osei-Opare, as Chief of Staff, becoming the first female to be appointed to that position.
He also announced Francis Asenso Boakye and Samuel Abu Jinapor as deputies to the chief of staff.
Retired Brigadier-General of the Ghana Armed Forces, Emmanuel Okyere was named National Security Advisor.
Former Director of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), was named as the National Security Coordinator.
Former interior minister, Albert Kan-Dappah was named as Minister of National Security
Meanwhile Nana Asante Bediatuo, a private legal practitioner was named Executive Secretary to the incoming president. Ambassador Hassan Ahmid and Eugene Arhin were named Director of Protocol and Director of Communications respectively.