Even before President Nana Akufo Addo announces the first batch of his ministerial appointment, later this week, Jubilee House sources have told New Crusading GUIDE that barring any unforeseen circumstances, the list of persons to serve as ministers and deputy Ministers in the second term of the President’s tenure would be trimmed to eighty-five (85).
The breakdown is that the one hundred and twenty-six (126) ministers who served in the first term of the Akufo-Addo administration, will be trimmed not to exceed eighty-five (85), with the number of Ministries reducing from thirty-six (36) to not more than twenty-nine (29).
“The ministers and their deputies to be appointed would be a blend of new and old members of the President’s last government. It will be national in character, and the Ministries to be announced by President Akufo-Addo will reinforce his focus for the 2nd term – accelerate job and wealth creation, strengthen the private sector, and see to the rapid development of the country,” Jubilee House Sources who have been privy to the list to this paper.
However, this paper gathered that Members of Parliament (MPs) who served either as Ministers or Deputy Ministers, but could not secure re-election in the parliamentary elections of 7th December 2020, will not be featured in the new Government of President Akufo-Addo.
Already, the President has also taken the decision to take away matters to do with the phenomenon of illegal mining, popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’, from the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, back to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources.
The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM) has also been dissolved by President Akufo-Addo.