President Akufo-Addo has been heaped with lots of praises as he includes a physically challenged person in his list of ministerial appointments who when approved by parliament will serve in Akufo-Addo’s second term.
President Akufo-Addo on Thursday, January 21, 2021, sent to parliament a total of 46 nominees for consideration to be appointed as sector ministers and regional ministers.
In the list is Joshua Makuba, a physically challenged person appointed by the president for the position of Oti Regional Minister.
Mr. Joshua Makuba who has his right leg amputated, if passed by Parliament’s Appointment Committee, will serve as Oti Regional Minister in the second term of President Akufo-Addo.
The nominee, despite his disability, has distinguished himself as an industrious individual who has over the years worked for the New Patriotic Party in the Oti Region.
The nominee is the current Regional Secretary of the party having won the position during a regional delegates conference in 2018.
Mr Makuba, who is from the Nkwanta South Constituency, won the position by gaining 98 votes out of the 150 total votes cast by the delegates.
He has been a strong advocate for persons living with disabilities and on several occasions called for their inclusion in governance.
Makubu Joshua in academia holds an HND in Statistics, BSc in Actuarial Science, MPhil in Finance and a PhD Finance.
His nomination has been met with positive reactions by advocates and other PWDs who have taken to social media to congratulate him.
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