Senior Vice President and Policy Analyst with one of Ghana’s vibrant Civil Society Organizations, IMANI Ghana, Mr. Kofi Bentil has revealed some eleven important ministries as the ministries Ghana needs for development.

According to Bentil, Ghana’s development does not lean on the creation of numerous ministries as seen in President Akufo Addo’s first term presidency.

The eleven vital ministries revealed by the former University of Ghana Business School lecturer and Lawyer are; finance, trade and industry, health, defence, interior and foreign affairs ministries.

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Others include the justice, food and agriculture, energy, housing and infrastructure and education ministries.

All other ministries per Bentil’s opinion; should be reduced to departments and put under the relevant ministries listed.

He also noted that if all the ministries work effectively, the government will save the country’s resources.

“Finance, trade and industry, defense, interior, foreign, food and agriculture, housing and infrastructure, energy, education, health, attorney general. These are the only ministries Ghana needs. All other will fit under them as functional desk or departments,” he wrote in a social media post sighted by

“If these ministries work effectively, we won’t need the bloated expensive government we create. We must use our resources better,” he added.

Mr. Bentil further suggested that the regional ministries be made to operate as departments under the interior ministry with the regional ministers being referred to as Regional Chief Executives.

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“…place all regional ministers under Ministry of Interior and call them Regional Chief Executives.”


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