President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has released his first set of ministerial appointments for his second term.
The list contains 46 ministers-designates, 30 for various sectors and 16 for the various regions in Ghana.
Akufo-Addo's list contains many expected names but there are a good number of ministers in the first term who lost their roles.
It had been widely expected that ministers who lost their seats as MPs were not going to get re-appointed. Also, some ministries were expected to be scrapped.
With these prior conditions, many had expected some ministers not retain their positions.
However, the new list has gone beyond the expected and has brought up casualties including minister-MPs who retained their seats and ministers who were never MPs.
YEN.com.gh brings you a list of such former ministers who have just been booted out of government without losing their MP seats or even being MPs before.
1. Gloria Akuffo:
The Attorney General and Minister of Justice in Akufo-Addo is set to be replaced by her former deputy, Godfred Dame. She was never an MP but was often referred to as one of the family members of Akufo-Addo by critics.
2. Samuel Atta Akyea:
Atta Akyea has lost his position as Works and Housing minister even though he retained his seat as the MP for Abuakwa South, a seat he has held since 2008.
He is being replaced by Francis Assenso-Boakye, a former Deputy Chief of Staff, who won the Bantama seat.
3. Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng:
The former Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital CEO has lost his position and it will likely be because of the galamsey excavators saga.
He is being replaced by former Western regional minister and MP for Sefwi Wiawso, Dr Kwaku Afriyie.
4. Joe Ghartey:
Joe Ghartey retained his seat as the Essikado Ketan MP but he is being replaced as the Minister for Railway Development by John Peter Amewu, a Minister of Energy in the first term.
5. Cynthia Morrison:
Despite retaining her seat as the MP for Agona West, Cynthia Morrison he is being replaced by Sarah Adwoa Safo, the MP for Dome Kwabenya.
6. Kwamena Duncan:
Kwamena Duncan was the NPP's Central Regional Secretary when he was appointed to head the region.
He has never been an MP but has lost his role to be replaced by Justina Marigold Assan.
7. Ishmael Ashittey:
Former Greater Accra Regional Minister Ishmael Ashittey was never an MP but he is being replaced by Henry Quartey, MP for Ayawaso Central and former Deputy Minister for Interior.
8. Kwaku Asoma-Cheremeh:
Kwaku Asoma Cheremeh became the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources after the then minister, Amewu, was moved to the Ministry of Energy in 2018.
He was not an MP but has been replaced by Samuel Abu Jinapor, a former Deputy Chief of Staff who is now the MP for Damongo.
9. Isaac Kwame Asiamah:
Isaac Asiamah retained his seat as Atwima Mponua MP but he has been replaced by Mustapha Yussif, the former Director of NSS and nowMP for Yagaba/Kubori.
10. Kofi Dzamesi:
Dzamesi has lost his position as the Minister for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs even though he was never an MP.
He is being replaced by Ebenezer Kojo Kum.
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