- Nana Akufo-Addo will indeed announce a major shake-up in his government, credible sources have told YEN.com.gh
- The rumour of an upcoming ministerial shake-up started this week, triggering speculations about who would be affected
- The changes, according to the sources who don't want to be named, are aimed at making the government more efficient in delivering on its mandate to Ghanaians
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President Nana Akufo-Addo will soon announce changes to his ministerial appointments, Jubilee House sources with knowledge about the upcoming move have confirmed to YEN.com.gh.
The sources, who refuse to be named, say the reshuffle will be the President's last major reshuffle aimed at improving efficiency in administration before he leaves office next year.
When YEN.com.gh reached out with the question "Is there an impending reshuffle?" on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, one of the sources responded with an emphatic "yes", but explained that no further details would be provided at the present time.
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"Yes, it's going to happen," the source added for emphasis.
Another source close to the matter said in a separate communication YEN.com.gh that finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta is not likely to be touched by the shake-up, but added:
"Anything can happen, the decisions are happening very fast. It's quite unpredictable."
Reports about the reshuffle started with a publication by The Dispatch newspaper on Wednesday, triggering speculations and predictions about who would be moved.
The private newspaper reported, for instance, that the energy minister and MP for Manhyia South, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, would be a major victim.
YEN.com.gh's sources could not confirm this and other speculations triggered by the first report about the upcoming reshuffle.
A Plus says Kufuor has encouraged him to continue criticising politicians
In another story, YEN.com.gh reported that Kwame Asare Obeng, aka A Plus, has said former President John Kufuor has given him fuel to continue speaking truth to power.
A Plus said former President Kufuor encouraged him to continue his critiques during a courtesy call.
His comments follow his hard-hitting criticism of the NPP after party supporters stormed UTV Ghana studios during a programme to confront him.
After the infamous incident, NPP condemned it and said no party supporters were asked to storm the studios of the Accra-based TV station.
Richard Ahiagbah, the Director of Communications for the NPP, called the situation unfortunate.
Shortly after the incident, renowned heart surgeon and NPP stalwart, Prof Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, called out Akufo-Addo's administration for what he called the worsening impunity in the NPP.
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