March 15, 2021
Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo sworn-in Alan John Kwadwo Kyerematen as the nation’s Minster of Trade and Industry for a second term, effective March 5.
The former senior corporate executive at Unilever International and previous Ghana’s Ambassador to the U.S. was sworn-in alongside 27 other reappointed and newly appointed cabinet members and senior officials of the Akufo-Addo administration at a brief ceremony at the Jubilee House.
“I am grateful to the President for reposing his confidence in me and nominating me to serve another tern in his government,” Minister Kyerematen wrote in a social media post. “i am also grateful to members of Parliament for their approval. The key task assigned to me by the president is to lead government’s industrialization agenda, create jobs and to play my part in realizing the Ghana Beyond Aid Agenda. I will continue to serve the government and the nation with the best of my ability.”
Kyerematen, who prior held his current title in a previous administration during the John Kufuor presidency and before that was a trade advisor to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa—where he facilitated the Africa Trade Policy Centre, is well-known in the international realms of private and public sectors for his adept management and effective leadership skills of developing and executing forward looking development projects that advance socioeconomic prospects for the African population.
As head of United Nations Development Program’s Enterprise Africa, he established business programs and technical assistance for small-medium enterprises across 13 African nations- Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda.