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Ghanaian president Vows to Reduce Number of Ministers in his Cabinet from 120 to 85

by Nwani Chisom
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Oyogist.com has learnt that the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo has vowed to remove some ministers in his cabinet to 85.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the acting Director of Communications at the Presidency, Mr Eugene Arhin.

The statement further noted that seven ministries including: Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have been realigned.

Also the President would appoint a Minister for Public Enterprises, who will single handedly oversee the restructuring of the entire state-owned enterprise’s sector to improve the productivity and profitability of the sector.

The statement read in part;

“The President has decided that there will be no Deputy Regional Ministers. At an appropriate date, the President, in accordance with the Constitution, will submit to Parliament the list of all Deputy Ministers of State for its approval.

“On Wednesday, 20th January, and Thursday, 21st January, President Akufo-Addo held one-on-one meetings with the new ministers-designate, as well as with his first-term ministers who will not transition into the new government, to break the news to them.

“To the Ministers-designate, President Akufo-Addo congratulated them on their nominations and expressed his expectation that they will be promptly approved by Parliament, to allow them to start work forthwith. To the former Ministers, the President assured them of possible roles to be played in the larger governmental structure, and wished them the best of luck in their future endeavours,” the statement said.

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