Osafo-Marfo informed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of his decision right after the December election was declared for the NPP
Yaw Osafo-Marfo, Senior Minister in President Nana Akufo-Addo’s first term, has bowed out of government, sources close to him told Asaase News.
Osafo-Marfo communicated his decision to President Akufo-Addo after the 9 December results declaration.
Osafo-Marfo is considered as one of the heaviest political brainboxes around and his contributions to the Akufo-Addo government from 2017-2020, was immense although not sufficiently celebrated
The Senior Minister role
The Senior Minister’s role was first introduced into the Ghanaian body politic by President John Agyekum Kufuor in 2001. He subsequently appointed J. H. Mensah, as his Senior Minister.
President Akufo-Addo continued with the Kufuor tradition and appointed Osafo-Marfo, as his Senior Minister when he assumed office on 7 January 2017.