Ghana: Cabinet Reshuffle In The Air
The information available to Ghana Report indicates President Akufo-Addo would reshuffle his cabinet within the next 72 hours. This only means that the exercise might have been done and waiting for the announcement on or before next Monday, 12 February 2024.
It is reported that the current Majority Leader In Parliament, Osei-Kyei Mensa-Bonsu has been penciled in to replace the current Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey if she is successful in her bid to become the Commonwealth Secretary-General. The job of replacing her belongs to Dr. Bawumia, the Vice-President who must become a president before exercising this mandate.
Mr. Alex Afenyo-Markin who is the deputy majority leader has a future role as the substantive leader of his party’s caucus in parliament. Whether or not he will still be on the majority side, the electorate of Ghana will have a say in the December 7 polls.
In the meantime, a former General-Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, Mr Kwabena Agyepong is said to have declined a possible appointment to the roads ministry as the substantive minister. The explanation given was that Mr Agyepong thinks the gesture came late in the day, with the administration drifting to the closing stages in less than a year.
Mr Asenso Boakye, the minister of Works and Housing is predicted to take over from Mr. Kwesi Amoako-Attah at the roads ministry. Our source said, the Local Government Minister, Mr. Dan Botwe will step out of government to take up the campaign manager role of the vice president. His replacement is likely to be Mr. O.B. Amoah, a minister of state in the same ministry.
At the time of filing this report, the minister for the Western North region Mr. Richard Obeng was reported to be on his way to Accra under invitation by the government to discuss a new ministerial appointment in the offing for him.