AKUFO-ADDO DUMPS 21 MINISTERS IN SECOND TERM
A total of 21 ministers who served in President Akufo-Addo’s first term will not serve in the new administration.
This was confirmed by the list of minister-nominees released by the presidency on Thursday, January 21.
The list of 46 ministerial nominations made by Nana Akufo-Addo for his second term confirms that the 22 persons have been replaced with new persons.
President Akufo-Addo after been sworn into office for his second term decided to reduce his126 ministers to 85 in response to long-standing criticism that his ministers were a strain on the budget.
Due to this, some ministries in his first term have been realigned while seven other ministries have been completely scrapped.
One portfolio, the Senior Minister, which was occupied by Yaw Osafo Maafo has been scrapped.
Gloria Akuffo who was the Attorney General and Minister of Justice in the first term, will not be in the new administration as minister.
The Works and Housing Minister, Samuel Atta Akyea and the Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana minister, Cynthia Morrison have also been left out of the new ministerial nominations.
Below are some ministers who have lost their jobs;
- Gloria Akuffo (Attorney General)
- Halima Mahama (Local Government)
- Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh (Lands and Natural Resources)
- Atta Akyea (Works and Housing)
- Elizabeth Afoley Quaye (Fisheries)
- Cynthia Morrison (Gender, Children and Social Protection)
- Kofi Dzamesi (Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs)
- Isaac Kwame Asiamah (Youth and Sports)
- Anthony Akoto Osei (Monitoring and Evaluation)
- Dr Mustapha Hamid (Zongo Devt)
- Barbara Oteng Gyasi (Tourism)
- Joe Ghartey (Railway Devt)
- Kofi Adda (Aviation)
- Prof Frimpong Boateng (Environment, Science and Technology)
- Prof Gyan Baffuor (Planning)
- Yaw Osafo Marfo (Senior Minister)
- Kwamena Duncan (Central Region Minister)
The table below shows the replacements for the above-mentioned former ministers:
|NO.||Ministry||Previous Minister||Current Minister|
|1.||Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice||Gloria Akuffo||Godfred Dame|
|2.||Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development||Hajia Alima Mahama||Dan Botwe|
|3.||Ministry of Works and Housing||Samuel Atta-Akyea||Francis Asenso Boakye|
|4.||Ministry of Youth and Sports||Isaac Asiamah||Yussif Mustapha|
|5.||Ministry for Lands and Natural Resources||Kweku Asomah Cheremeh||Samuel Abu Jinapor|
|6.||Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development||Elizabeth Afoley Quaye||Mavis Hawa Koomson|
|7.||Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of Ghana||Cynthia Morrison||Sarah Adwoa Sarfo|
|8.||Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs||Kofi Dzamesi||Ebenezer Kojo Kum|
|9.||Ministry for Railway Development||Joe Ghartey||John Peter Amewu|
|10.||Senior Minister||Yaw Osafo Maafo|
|NO.||REGION||FORMER MINISTER||NEW MINISTER|
|1.||Ahafo||Evans Opoku Bobie||George Boakye|
|2.||Bono||Evelyn Ama Kumi-Richardson||Justina Owusu-Banahene|
|3.||Bono East||Kofi Amoakohene||Adu Gyan|
|4.||Central||Kwamena Duncun||Justina Marigold Assan|
|5.||Eastern||Eric Kwakye Darfour||Seth Acheampong|
|6.||Greater Accra||Ishamel Ashitey||Henry Quartey|
|7.||Northern||Salifu Saeed||Shani Alhassan Saibu|
|8.||North East||Solomon Namliit Boar||Yidana Zakaria|
|9.||Oti||Kwasi Owusu Yeboah||Joseph Makubu|
|10.||Savannah||Salifu Adam Brai||Saeed Muhazu Jibril|
|11.||Upper East||Paulina Abayage||Stephen Yakubu|
|12||Western North||Kingahsley Aboagye Gyedu||Richard Obeng|