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Meet the shortest-serving Minister Under Akufo-Addo

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Madam Freda Prempeh was Minister of State when Akufo-Addo appointed her to the role in July 2023 as the new Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources

Freda Prempeh took over from Madam Cecilia Abena Dapaah, whose letter of resignation, dated Saturday, 22nd July 2023, was accepted by the President on Saturday, July 22, 2023.

From July 2023 to 14th February 2024, Freda Prempeh became the shortest-serving Minister Under Akufo-Addo and in Ghana’s history, the shortest-tenured Sanitation Minister. She was replaced by Madam Lydia Seyram Alhassan.

The Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources (MSWR), is a Ministry in the Infrastructure Sector under the Office of the Head of Civil Service.

It was established in January, 2017 to act and play a major role in the national, regional and global effort to provide the needed support to the sanitation and water sectors.

Until its establishment the water sector was part of the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing and the sanitation sector was part of the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development.

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