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Reshuffle: 15 Ministers Switch Positions

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President Nana Akufo-Addo yeterday reshuffled his government for the first time, making 15 switch positions but sacking none as was being bandied about in the media.

Majority of the ministers have however been reassigned to different portfolios.

According to the list released from the Flagstaff House yesterday, John Peter Amewu,  former  Minister  for  Lands  and  Natural  Resources  and acting  Minister  for  Energy,  has been elevated as the substantive Minister  for  Energy, whilst Kwaku  Asomah-Cheremeh,  former  Brong  Ahafo  Regional  Minister,  has taken over from him as  Minister  for  Lands  and  Natural  Resources.

Hon.  Kofi  Adda,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Navrongo  constituency  and former  Minister  for  Sanitation  and  Water  Resources,  is  now  Minister  for Aviation and Cecilia  Abena  Dapaah,  former  Minister  for  Aviation,  is  now  Minister  for Sanitation  and  Water  Resources.

The President also appointed Dr.  Mustapha  Abdul-Hamid,  former  Minister  for  Information as now Minister  for  Inner  City  and  Zongo  Development whilst Hon.  Kojo  Oppong  Nkrumah,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Ofoase/Ayirebi constituency  and  former  Deputy  Minister  for  Information,  is  now  Minister for  Information.

Hon.  Cynthia  Morrison,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Agona  West constituency,  is  now  Minister  for  Gender,  Children  and  Social Protection  designate and  Paulina  Tangoba  Abayage,  former  Ambassador  to  Italy,  is  now  Upper East  Regional  Minister  designate.


The statement also stated “Hon.  Evans  Opoku  Bobie,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Asunafo  North constituency  and  former  deputy  Brong  Ahafo  Regional  Minister,  is  now Brong  Ahafo  Regional  Minister  designate; Hon.  Martin  Oti  Gyarko,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Techiman  North constituency,  is  now  Deputy  Brong  Ahafo  Regional  Minister  designate;  Hon.  Boniface  Abubakar  Saddique,  Member  of  Parliament  for  Madina constituency  and  former  Minister  for  Inner  City  and  Zongo  Development,  is now  Minister  of  State  at  the  Office  of  the  Vice  President; and  Rockson  Bukari,  former  Upper  East  Regional  Minister,  is  now  Minister  of State  at  the  Office  of  the  President.”

Pius  Enam  Hadzide,  former  deputy  Minister  for  Youth  and  Sports has also been moved to take over the Deputy  Minister  for  Information portfolio whilst Perry  Curtis  Okudzeto,  former  deputy  Minister  for  Information now becomes Deputy  Minister  for  Youth  and  Sports.

Hon. Otiko  Afisa  Djaba,  former  Minister  for  Gender,  Children  and  Social Protection,  is  now  Ambassador-designate  to  Italy.

According to the President, he  is  hopeful  that  Parliament  will  expedite  the  vetting  of the  Ministers-designate  for  Information,  and  Gender,  Children  and  Social Protection,  and  the  Regional  Ministers-designate  for  Upper  East  and  Brong Ahafo,  as  well  as  the  deputy  Regional  Minister-designate  for  Brong  Ahafo, so  they  can  assume  their  respective  offices  as  quickly  as  possible.


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