Impending reshuffle: 4 Ministers, 7 Deputies and some CEOs face sack

Barring any last-minute modifications, a reshuffle is imminent that might result in the removal of many Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of government agencies, seven Deputies, and four Ministers of State.

Unquestionable sources from the seat of government that this portal has access to indicate that the majority of people impacted are those who ran in the just concluded parliamentary primaries but were unsuccessful in their bids. The decision was made at a meeting that was called before the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentary Primaries.

“It is unfortunate but they will be relieved of their duties in the coming days once the primaries are over and a winner is decided”, our source who pleaded strict anonymity revealed.

According to our sources, the rearrangement is intended to fortify the party’s base in front of the 2024 elections, as the individuals impacted are reportedly unpopular with the party’s supporters and may jeopardize its electoral victories.

It’s unclear exactly when President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will make the announcement, but it’s anticipated that it will happen in the upcoming weeks.

Recall that on January 27, 2024, the party held primaries in which the following candidates lost: Joseph Cudjoe, Minister of Public Enterprises and Member of Parliament (MP) for Effia in the Western Region; Dr. Freda Prempeh, Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources and MP for Tano North in the Ahafo Region; and Hajia Lariba Zuweira Abudu, Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection and MP for Walewale in the North East Region.

Impending reshuffle: 4 Ministers, 7 Deputies and some CEOs face sack

The seven deputy ministers who were not re-elected are the two Deputy Ministers of Health, Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah, MP for Weija-Gbawe in the Greater Accra Region, and Mahama Asei Seini, MP for Daboya/Mankarigu in the Savannah Region.

The others are a Deputy Minister of Education and MP for Abuakwa North in the Eastern Region, Gifty Twum-Ampofo; Deputy Minister of Communications and Digitalisation and MP for Juaben in the Ashanti,  Ama Pomaa Boateng; a Deputy Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development and MP for Offinso North in the Ashanti Region, Collins Ntim; Deputy Minister of Labour Relations and MP for Lower Hemang Denkyira in the Central Region, Bright Wireko-Brobbey, and Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development and MP for Trobu, Moses Anim.

Ms Mensah was defeated by Jerry Ahmed Shaibu, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Coastal Development Authority, while Mr Seini lost to a former Deputy Minister of Savannah Region, Samuel Tika.

Mr Wireko-Brobbey was defeated by the CEO of Export and Import Bank, Ghana, Lawrence Agyinsam; while Ms Boateng and Mr Ntim lost their re-election bid to Frank Owusu Achiaw and Fred Kyei Asamoah respectively.

Other big losers

In Dome-Kwabenya, the CEO of the Ghana Free Zones Authority, Michael Oquaye Jr, defeated Ms Adwoa Safo on the third attempt, while the MP for Subin in the Ashanti Region, Eugene Boakye Antwi, who was said to be part of the NPP MPs that pushed for the removal of Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, lost to Kofi Obiri Yeboah.

Others are Isaac Kwame Asiamah (Atwima Mponua) who was defeated by Seth Osei-Akoto and Sheila Bartels (Ablekuma North) who also lost her bid to the Deputy Ghana’s Ambassador to China, Nana Akua Owusu Afriyie. John Benam (Zabzugu) lost to Fawaz Aliu, a Deputy Chief of Staff at the Presidency and John Osei Frimpong (Aberim) could not maintain his candidature as he also lost to Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Charles Owiredu.

The rest are Yves Hanson Nortey (Tema Central), Elvis Morris Donkor (Abura Asebu Kwamankese), Samuel Erickson Abakah (Shama), Kwadwo Asante (Suhum), Emmanuel Kwasi Gyamfi ( Odotobri), Emmanuel Adjei Anhwere (Atwima-Nwabiagya South), Akwasi Darko Boateng (Bosome Freho), George Kwabena Obeng Takyi (Manso Nkwanta), Dr Adomako Kissi (Anyaa Sowutuom) and Akwasi Owusu Afrifa-Mensah (Amansaman)

Meanwhile, some Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives(MMDCEs) were also penciled for sack given their failure to perform in the recently held assembly elections have since been fired and new nominees announced.

Akosua Boatemaa

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