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Akufo-Addo to reshuffle cabinet


Akufo-Addo to reshuffle cabinet

Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo accoprding to reports is expected to reshuffle his government.
This fresh information according to reports by The Statesman Newspaper, a pro-government outlet is expected to take effect when the president returns from his trip in the United States of America.

The president is currently back in the country and has made arrangements to visit areas around the Volta Region affected by the Akosombo Dam spillage by the Volta River Authority (VRA).

The NAPO change

A major change in the awaited reshuffle is with the Energy Ministry where sector minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) is expected to be replaced according to sources.

This was confirmed by Veteran Journalist and pollster, Ben Ephson, who told an Accra-based Radio station that NAPO will be moved to another ministry per information available to him from the corridors of power.

He also added that a Deputy Finance Minister and Lawmaker for Ejisu, John Kumah will be elevated to full minister status but remained on the portfolio that would be handed to him.

African Editors also dropped a number of hints on who is likely to be removed especially in the security cluster where Ambrose Dery is likely to be removed from his position.

Ambrose Dery in this reshuffle is expected to join his Karaga brother, Mohammed Amin Adam and O.B Amoah to serve as Ministers of State at Jubilee House.

The portal stated that one of the most secure appointees is Albert Kan-Dapaah, Minister for National Security, who is reportedly determining the fate of others in the list.

Meanwhile, Akufo-Addo is said to be keeping faith with Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul in his role whiles seeking to hand a security role to Bryan Acheampong, currently the Minister of Agriculture.

Other ministers who may be reportedly affected include Samuel Abu Jinapor, who has come under severe criticism for “arrogance” by party insiders … While loved By Akufo-Addo, sources say the President may move him to a less controversial sector to avoid a scandal, the report added.

The reshuffle is being keenly awaited because depending on how far reaching it is, it would represent the first major reshuffle of Akufo-Addo in his almost seven years as president.


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