September 29, 2021
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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.

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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.

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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;

  1. Gloria Akuffo (Attorney General)
  2. Halima Mahama (Local Government)
  3. Kwaku Asomah Cheremeh (Lands and Natural Resources)
  4. Atta Akyea (Works and Housing)
  5. Elizabeth Afoley Quaye (Fisheries)
  6. Cynthia Morrison (Gender, Children and Social Protection)
  7. Kofi Dzamesi (Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs)
  8. Isaac Kwame Asiamah (Youth and Sports)
  9. Anthony Akoto Osei (Monitoring and Evaluation)
  10. Dr Mustapha Hamid (Zongo Devt)
  11. Barbara Oteng Gyasi (Tourism)
  12. Joe Ghartey (Railway Devt)
  13. Kofi Adda (Aviation)
  14. Prof Frimpong Boateng (Environment, Science and Technology)
  15. Prof Gyan Baffuor (Planning)
  16. Yaw Osafo Marfo (Senior Minister)
  17. Kwamena Duncan (Central Region Minister)

The table below shows the replacements for the above-mentioned former ministers:

NO.MinistryPrevious MinisterCurrent Minister
1.Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of JusticeGloria AkuffoGodfred Dame
2.Ministry of Local Government and Rural DevelopmentHajia Alima MahamaDan Botwe
3.Ministry of Works and HousingSamuel Atta-AkyeaFrancis Asenso Boakye
4.Ministry of Youth and SportsIsaac AsiamahYussif Mustapha
5.Ministry for Lands and Natural ResourcesKweku Asomah CheremehSamuel Abu Jinapor
6.Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture DevelopmentElizabeth Afoley QuayeMavis Hawa Koomson
7.Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection of GhanaCynthia MorrisonSarah Adwoa Sarfo
8.Chieftaincy and Religious AffairsKofi DzamesiEbenezer Kojo Kum
9.Ministry for Railway DevelopmentJoe GharteyJohn Peter Amewu
10.Senior MinisterYaw Osafo Maafo
NO.REGIONFORMER MINISTERNEW MINISTER
1.AhafoEvans Opoku BobieGeorge Boakye
2.BonoEvelyn Ama Kumi-RichardsonJustina Owusu-Banahene
3.Bono EastKofi AmoakoheneAdu Gyan
4.CentralKwamena DuncunJustina Marigold Assan
5.EasternEric Kwakye DarfourSeth Acheampong
6.Greater AccraIshamel AshiteyHenry Quartey
7.NorthernSalifu SaeedShani Alhassan Saibu
8.North EastSolomon Namliit BoarYidana Zakaria
9.OtiKwasi Owusu YeboahJoseph Makubu
10.SavannahSalifu Adam BraiSaeed Muhazu Jibril
11.Upper EastPaulina AbayageStephen Yakubu
12Western NorthKingahsley Aboagye GyeduRichard Obeng

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