Pulse.com.gh  has learned that Mr Joe Anokye, Telecommunications Service Manager at NASA, responsible for Integrated Services Network and Information Technology and Services will be announced Communications Minister for the incoming Nana Addo administration.

Pulse.com.gh sources say all necessary negotiations for the appointment of Mr Anokye has already been concluded.

Before going into Election 2016, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) knew that technology was going to play a key role in their results system so they tasked Mr Joe Anokye, a Telecommunications engineering service manager at NASA, the US space agency to device a system for them.

Mr Anokye was made the Technology Director of the NPP 2016 Campaign Team.

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Through his brain child, the NPP was able to predict victory for Nana Akufo-Addo eight hours after the close of poll, at a time the Electoral Commission seemed not to have the full complement of the needed data at the national level as results were still trickling in from across the 275 Constituencies.

Mr Anokye manages a team of highly technical network engineers who administer NASA’s Global Mission Telecommunication Wide Area Network (WAN).

They plan, configure, install, and manage the robust secure traffic engineered MPLS backbone that transport data, voice, and video from and to Space Shuttles, the International Space Station, the Deep Space Network and numerous Satellites as well as other “Man” and “Unmanned” space crafts.

As a Telecommunications engineering service manager at NASA GSFC, he worked collaboratively in many Telecommunications Planning exercises worldwide with Telecom and Network engineers from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), German Space Operations Centre (GSOC), Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO - Dongara) and many other national Space Programs like the Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in California.

Already, Nana Addo has stated that heart surgeon Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng will be his minister for Environment Science and Technology and Dr Afriyie Akoto is likely to be named the Agriculture Minister.