The nomination of Dr.Yaw Osei Adutwum as Education Minister-designate by President Akufo-Addo appears to resonate with many Ghanaians with some taking to social media to hail the appointment.
Ahead of the nomination, some Ghanaians touted the professionalism and depth of the former deputy Education Minister and lawmaker as the basis for his elevation to the substantive position.
Some local rating firms rated him among the most performing ministers in President Akufo-Addo’s first term.
Following his nomination by the President Thursday, some Ghanaians including popular journalists took to Twitter to hail his elevation.
“Dr. Adutwum‘s appointment is one of the most competent appointment the President made,” a Journalist with Accra-based Joy FM Evans Mensah wrote on Twitter.
Also commenting, Kojo Akoto Boateng of Citi FM wrote: “@yoadutwum nomination makes me super happy. I think he’s a great guy. Listened to him, read his stuff, moderated @WorldBank events where he showed deep knowledge, experience, & a lot of common sense. I pray he succeeds. This is another from Kumasi High School to the world!”.
Another media personality, Saddick Adams wrote: “Dr Yaw Adutwum. Education Minister nominate You can’t hide a person with book knowledge, practical experience and common sense”.
Popular TV personality Serwaa Amihere also expressed joy over the appointment.
Some civil society groups including IMANI Africa have commended the deputy minister for his professionalism and knowledge in education.
Executive Director of Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson had argued that Dr Adutwum is highly learned, widely read, knowledgeable, and abundantly well-resourced with the requisite training, practice, and skill set to deliver results for the President at the said ministry.