President Akufo-Addo in his quest to form an all-inclusive government has named a person with a disability as one of his lieutenants in executing his mandate in his second term.
Joseph Makubu has been named the minister-designate for the Oti Region and when approved by Parliament will succeed his predecessor, Nana Kwasi Owusu-Yeboah.
According to sources, Mr Makubu is a farmer and also the current General Secretary for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the region.
Together with other nominees, Mr Makubu is expected to appear before Parliament’s Appointment Committee for vetting and approval in coming days.
Oti Regional Minister Designate. Bold statement for Persons Living with Disability (PWDs).— Edem Agbana 🇬🇭 (@edemagbana) January 21, 2021
In 2013, Prez Mahama also appointed a visually impaired person as a Minister. This is the way to go …. pic.twitter.com/SN6DZ1hjVC
Meanwhile, the act has been commended by a section of Ghanaians on social media.
Whilst congratulating the newly appointed Minister, they note that Ghana still has a long way to go in bridging gap of all-inclusiveness in the governance structure.
Congratulations Hon. Dr. Joshua Makubu. Oti Regional Minister Designate. We the Youth of Nkwanta South are proud of…Posted by Salisu Nyankrah Sekyere on Thursday, 21 January 2021
However, this will not be the first time a person with disability has been appointed for a Ministerial position.
In 2013, former President John Mahama appointed a visually impaired person as Minister.