Politics Reshuffle: 15 Ministers Switch Positions By admin Posted on August 10, 2018 4 min read 0 0 166 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr 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.