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Akufo-Addo’s reshuffle list out on Valentine’s Day

Today, Wednesday, February 14, President Akufo-Addo is about to make his first major announcement regarding the reorganization of his cabinet. This is the first significant update since taking office in January 2017.

JoyNews has received this information from sources inside the government’s administrative headquarters, Jubilee House. There has reportedly been a lot of activity on the fourth floor of Jubilee House, where ministers who could be affected by the reshuffle have been spotted, as well as other MPs who should gain from the upcoming adjustments.

The change is expected to have an impact on about 12 current ministers of state, comprising 10 cabinet ministers and 2 regional ministers. Notably, a number of high-profile government officials are anticipated to either completely relinquish their positions or undergo substantial reassignments.

Akufo-Addo’s reshuffle list out on Valentine’s Day

President Akufo-Addo held lengthy talks on Tuesday, February 13, with ministers and deputy ministers who would be impacted by the impending reshuffle, as well as individuals who would be coming or departing his administration.

However, the sources speak of a very challenging exercise, as several nominees have been hesitant to accept their new roles, unsure how much of the enormous expectations they can deliver within the limited time left before the tenure of the administration expires.

Below are names and movements confirmed by our sources.

Exiting Government

  1. Ken Ofori-Atta – Finance Minister
  2. Freda Prempeh – Sanitation and Water Resources Minister
  3. Dr. Mohammed Awa – Tourism Minister
  4. Ambrose Dery – The Interior Minister
  5. Dr Kwaku Afriyie – Environment Science, Technology and Innovation
  6. Kwasi Amoako-Attah – Roads and Highways Minister
  7. Kwaku Agyeman Manu – Health Minister
  8. Dan Kwaku Botwe – Local Government
  9. Zuweira Lariba – Gender Minister

New Nominations

  1. Daniel Nii Kwartei Titus-Glover – Greater Accra Region
  2. Henry Quartey – The Interior
  3. Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam – Finance
  4. Lydia Alhassan – Sanitation and Water Resources
  5. Andrew Agyepa Mercer – Minister of Tourism
  6. Ophelia Hayford Mensah – Environment Science, Technology and Innovation
  7. Ms Fatimatu Abubakar – Information
  8. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah – Works and Housing
  9. Francis Asenso Boakye – Roads and Highways
  10. Dr Bernard Okoe Boye – Health
  11. Martin Adjei Mensah Korsah – Local Government
  12. Darkoa Newman – Gender

The last government restructuring occurred a month earlier, after the resignations of former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen and Agriculture Minister Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who stepped down to focus on their political campaigns.

Insiders reveal that the forthcoming reshuffle is anticipated to be far-reaching and was strategically postponed to coincide with the conclusion of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) presidential and parliamentary primaries.

The primaries, held on January 27, aimed to shield ministers from potential electoral setbacks while transitioning to new roles, mitigating additional emotional strain.

Originally slated for December, the reshuffle was rescheduled to February post the governing party’s internal elections to preempt unsuccessful candidates from attributing their loss to the president.

Last week, 24 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) were relieved of their duties, with 26 replacements appointed, as part of efforts to reinvigorate local governance.

The long-awaited, significant cabinet reorganization is set to be announced on Valentine’s Day at 11 a.m. Some important government figures, including those who have served in their current positions for the previous seven years, will completely leave the cabinet, while others will take on new responsibilities.

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