Mr. Sarpong, an accountant by profession, replaces Victoria Hammah who was sacked after she was secretly recorded making denigrating comments about some other government officials and vowing to bag $1m in politics.
The new appointment was announced in a statement released by Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesperson Ben Dotsei Malor.
Read a copy of the statement from the flagstaff house:
President John Dramani Mahama has, in accordance with Article 79(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana, nominated Mr. Ato Sarpong as a Deputy Minister for Communications.
Mr. Sarpong, an accountant by profession, has worked in the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector for close to two decades, serving as Managing Director of AfricaOnline, an Internet Service Provider and Chief Operating Officer of K-Net Limited, an IT Engineering firm.
In addition to earlier stints as a Senior Auditor with Ernst & Young, Mr. Sarpong has worked as a Business Consultant for TV3 Network Limited and the Multimedia Group Limited in Accra.
Ben Dotsei Malor
Head of Communications and Presidential Spokesperson
Office of the President, Accra.