The President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has reshuffled his government for the first time, making 15 changes to various Ministries, according to a press released signed by the Communication Director at the Presidency, Mr. Eugene Arhin.
There were four promotions – deputy Information minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is expected to be in charge of Information ministry while Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie of the Asunafo North constituency joins the government as Brong Ahafo regional minister-designate.
NPP MP for Agona West Cynthia Morrison has been nominated the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection designate.
But the reshuffle is largely nine movements from one ministry to the other with the high profile ones being John Peter Amewu who moves to Energy ministry, a job insiders say he hoped for when the President was first forming his government.
His move to a new ministry raises concerns about the government’s fight against illegal mining which Amewu won public praise for his work.
Member of Parliament for Techiman North Constituency, Martin Oti Gyarko has been designated by H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for the position of Deputy Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister
The Member of Parliament for Madina, Hon. Boniface Abubakar Saddique has been move from the Ministry Inner City and Zongo Development to the office Vice President as Minister of State while Dr. Mustapha Abdul Hamid has been move to the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry.
The Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide has been appointed for position of the Deputy Minister for Information, whereas former Deputy Minister for Information, Perry Curtis Okuùdzeto has been designated for position of Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports.
The former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba is designate for position of the Ambassador to Italy
H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is hopeful that parliament will expedite the vetting of the persons designate for the above positions to enhance the assumption of the respective offices as quickly as possible.
Read Below the release….