General News of Thu, 9 Aug 201810
Akufo-Addo likely to drop reshuffle list today
Barring any unforeseeable glitch, the much anticipated ministerial reshuffle is expected to be released by the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo today, kasapafmonline.com understands.
The exercise which is expected to shake the government appointees and introduce sanity into the system will see some ministers and deputy ministers being fired.
Some ministers will also be moved from their present jurisdiction to head other offices that will be assigned them by the President.
It is widely circulated, for instance, that the Minister for Trade and Industry, Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen will be moved from the trade and industry ministry to head the Ministry of Health.
The Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu is expected to be sent home.
The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu who has temporarily taken up additional responsibility as the interim Minister for Energy may stay at his current position to continue with the reforms exercise he is undertaking in the mining industry.
A substantive minister for the Ministry of Energy is expected to nominated by the President with the dice expected to fall on the Minister for Works and Housing, Samuel Atta Akyea.
Dr. Mustapha Hamid, Minister for Information may be to move to head the Ministry of Zongo and Inner City Development.
Kasapafmonline.com is reliably informed that a deputy Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah may be pronounced the substantive minister for the Ministry of Information.
The Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Otiko Afisa Djaba may be booted out.