Akufo-Addo Ministerial Reshuffle: See Full List Of Sacked And Promoted Ministers After Shake-up

Akufo-Addo Ministerial Reshuffle: See Full List Of Sacked And Promoted Ministers After Shake-up

  • President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo directed his first major ministerial reshuffle
  • Notable Ministers who have been axed from the government include Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta and Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu
  • Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is now the Minister of Works and Housing amid other reassignments

President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has finally released his list of reshuffled ministers.

Notable ministers axed from their positions include his cousin, Ken Ofori-Atta, Minister of Finance, and the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu.

Ministerial reshuffle Ghana
Fatima Abuakar (L), Dr Bernard Okoe Boye (C)/Kojo Oppong Nkrumah (R). Source: Ministry of Information/ Dr Okoe Boye
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Others have changed ministries, like Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, now the Minister for Works and Housing, and Henry Quartey, whose position has been changed from Greater Accra Regional Minister to Interior Minister.

Meanwhile, Fatima Abubakar and Dr Bernard Okoe Boye have been elevated from Deputy Information Minister to Information Minister and National Health Insurance Scheme boss to Minister of Health, respectively.

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Ofori-Atta, Agyemang Manu brouhaha

The ousting of the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, may come as good news to many civil society organisations and political actors calling for their dismissal from office.

It will be recalled that YEN.com.gh, had reported that some 80 New Patriotic Party Members of Parliament had threatened to frustrate government business if the Minister was not removed.

They had blamed the country’s worsening economic crisis on the failure of Ken Ofori-Atta to manage the economy properly, leading to the country’s subscription to an IMF programme.

The President promised to remove the minister after the IMF deal was secured to calm his agitated MPs, but that hasn’t materialised till now.

Kwaku Agyemang Manu on the other hand had been embroiled in several scandals at the Health Ministry following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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From the Sputnik V vaccine scandal to the Frontline Kotoka International Airport antigen testing brouhaha and the destruction of the La General Hospital.

The scandals had led to calls from healthcare-affiliated CSOs for his immediate dismissal.

But their calls had fallen on deaf ears.

Reduction of government size

Attempts to get the President to reduce the size of his government further have proven futile.

This is after he had yielded to pressure and scrapped some eight ministries at the start of his second term.

Currently, the number of ministerial appointees still hovers around the 100-number mark.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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