President Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday, August 6, sacked the Energy Minister, Boakye Agyarko.
This was contained in a press statement signed by the head of communications at the presidency, Eugene Arhin.
"President Akufo-Addo has asked Mr. Boakye Agyarko to hand over his office to the minister for lands and natural resources, John Peter Amewu, who will act temporarily as minister for energy until a substantive appointment is made," parts of the statement read.
The decision to fire Boakye Agyarko comes after reports that the president was misled when he approved the controversial new Ameri deal for parliamentary consideration.
Though the sack letter did not communicate exactly why he was axed from government, it is believed that these 5 key factors may have been part of the reasons.
YEN.com.gh has compiled a list of people who will be most affected by the sacking.
1. Boakye Agyarko himself:
There is no need saying the sacking of Boakye Agyarko as the Energy Minister will come as a big blow to he, himself.
Firstly, as someone with a vast experience in banking, his credibility has been virtually shattered and would be difficult for him to recover.
Secondly, his presidential ambition (he contested the NPP flagbearership in 2007) has effectively been extinguished
2. Family and immediate friends:
Boakye Agyarko's family, especially his wife and children, will be very much affected as himself for obvious reasons.
For friends, Agyarko will be out of office for some time and it may affect expenditure or the help he could offer them.
His brother, Emmanuel Agyarko, who happens to be the NPP MP for Ayawaso-West-Wuogon, may also suffer a bit because his name.
3) His staff and aides:
Agyarko worked with a some staff and aides. Some of these people would have benefited politically and materially, if he had remained in office.
With him going, these people will lose the potential benefits.
Already, there is a casualty in Nana Damoah, the PRO of the Energy Ministry who has announced that he will be stepping down.
4. President Nana Akufo-Addo:
President Nana Akufo-Addo and Boakye Agyarko are known to have been very close friends.
Agyarko was the chairman for AKufo-Addo's 2016 campaign nd the president has often spoken highly of him even in power.
In fact, in his first State of the Nation Address (SoNA), Akufo-Addo singled Agyarko out for praise for the way he handled the 'dumsor' crisis.
It must therefore have been very painful for him to sack such a close friend, confidante and political strategist.
5. His supporters both in the NPP and outside:
When he contested for the NPP flagbearship in 2007, he garnered some votes meaning there are people who want to see him as president.
It must therefore be painful for them to see such a thing happen.
Apart from his supporters in the NPP, there are neutrals or even NDC people who would have loved him to stay on because he has been able to banish 'dumsor'.
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