GHANA’S PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES CABINET RESHUFFLE
ACCRA– Ghanaian President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made changes to his Cabinet with Minister of Lands and Natural Resources John Peter Amewu moved to the Energy Ministry while Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, the Minister for Brong Ahafo Region (Province) has taken his place as Lands and Natural Resources Minister.
Meanwhile, Kofi Adda, the Sanitation and Water Resources Minister, and Cecelia Abena Dapaah, the Aviation Minister, have swapped portfolios, according to a statement issued by the Office of the President here Thursday.
The statement added that Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid has been moved to the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry, while Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, a Deputy Information Minister, is the Information Minister-designate.
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison, has been named Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection, and Ghana’s former ambassador to Italy, Paulina Tangoba Abayage, is now the Upper East Regional Minister-designate.
The Deputy Minister for Brong Ahafo Region, Evans Opoku Bobie, has been elevated to Regional Minister, with Martin Oti Gyarko, the MP for Techiman North, named as Deputy Regional Minister-designate.
Former Inner City and Zongo Development Minister Boniface Abubakar Saddique heads to the Office of the Vice President as a Minister of State and former Upper West Regional Minister Rockson Bukari also moves to Jubilee House as a Minister of State.
Otiko Afisa Djaba, the Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister, has been named Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy.
The statement said the President was hopeful that Parliament would speedily vet the personalities designated as ministers and deputy ministers to enable them to assume their respective offices as soon as possible.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK