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Shake-up in government looms as Akufo-Addo set to announce ministerial reshuffle

Joy News is reporting an imminent ministerial reshuffle set to be announced by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

A meeting held on Friday, February 9, at the Jubilee House concluded on the names.

The president is poised to make significant changes to his ministerial appointments after months of public demands.

The last major change to government was a month after former Trade Minister Alan Kyerematen and Agriculture Minister Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto resigned to focus on their political campaigns.

Insiders indicate that the forthcoming reshuffle will be extensive, and it was tactfully postponed to accommodate the completion of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential and parliamentary primaries.

According to sources, the primaries were conducted on January 27, to spare the affected ministers from the additional emotional strain of potential defeat while transitioning to new responsibilities.

Originally slated for December, the reshuffle was rescheduled for February following the conclusion of the governing party’s internal elections to preempt any unsuccessful candidates from attributing their loss to the president.

Last week, 24 Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) were sacked and 26 others replaced them as part of efforts to revitalise the system.

Perhaps the decision underscores President Akufo-Addo’s attentiveness to the needs and aspirations of his ministers, reaffirming his dedication to fostering a cohesive and effective government.

These changes are anticipated to introduce fresh perspectives, new expertise, and enhanced efficiency across the involved ministries.

Source: myjoyonline

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