Ministers to face 'firing squad' with Akufo-Addo one-on-one

Ministers to face 'firing squad' with Akufo-Addo one-on-one

- Akufo-Addo to have one-on-one encounter with ministers on Friday

- The private conversation with each of his 110 ministers is expected to lead to a possible reshuffle

President Akufo-Addo is set to undertake his first ministerial reshuffle, a year after making the appointments.

The President instituted the biggest government Ghana has ever seen, after naming a record 110 ministers.

Ministers to face 'firing squad' with Akufo-Addo one-on-one

A government retreat at Peduase Lodge where the president met his ministers

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However, he is now set to shuffle his pack with some of his appointees who failed to perform expected to make way.

The 73-year-old is set for a face-to-face private conversation with each of his 110 ministers as he appraises their outputs.

According to Joy News, the process is expected to begin on Friday, where each minister will face Nana Addo himself, Vice-President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Chief of Staff Frema Osei-Opare and the Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, Dr. Anthony Osei Akoto.

The President will review reports on each minister and his or her ministry before delivering a verdict on their performance.

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YEN.com.gh sources within the presidency has also hinted that the President is likely to slash down his number of ministers from the current 110 to a lower number.

Most of his appointees have managed to escape scandals in the NPP’s one year in office, however, the story is contrary for others.

Former Deputy Agric minister, William Quaitoo, resigned from his post after allegedly making ethnocentric comments against the people of Northern Ghana.

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The Trade Minister, Alan Kyerematen and his deputy were also recently accused of extorting money from expatriate businessmen at an awards ceremony, but were late cleared of any wrong doing.

Sanitation Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda, Gender Minister Otiko Djaba and deputy Trade Minister Carlos Ahenkorah have all attracted controversy over the past 12 months.

However, it remains to be seen which ministers will be shown the door when the reshuffle takes place.

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