Nana Addo reshuffles :Otiko Out; Oppong-Nkrumah promoted, Hamid for Zongo

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The much anticipated reshuffle of ministers and other government appointees in the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led government.
The former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection has now been reassigned to be the Ambassador-designate to Italy, a position many see as total demotion of the former Women’s Organiser of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Ambassadors are largely considered to be at par with deputy ministers of state.
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Her former position has now been assigned to the Member of Parliament for Agona West constituency, Cynthia Morrison.
Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, who used to be the Minister for Information, has been reassigned to man the Ministry for Inner City and Zongo Development, once occupied by Boniface Abubakar Saddique, who has been made a Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President.
Madam Paulina Tangoba Abayage, who was then Ghana’s Ambassador to Italy has been recalled and made the Upper East Regional Minister-designate.
Below is the full list
PRESIDENT AKUFO-ADDO MAKES CHANGES TO HIS GOVERNMENT
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has made the following changes to the composition of his government, with immediate effect:
1. John Peter Amewu, former minister for lands and natural resources is not the minister for energy.
2 Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister is now Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.
3. Kofi Adda, former minister for sanitation and water resources is not minister for aviation
4. Cecilia Abena Dapaah, former minister for aviation is now minister for sanitation and water resources.
5. Dr. Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, former minister for information is now minister for inner city and zongo development.
6. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, former deputy minister for information is now minister for information.
7. Cynthia Morrison, member of parliament for Agona West is now the minister for gender, children and social protection designate.
8. Paulina Tangoba Abayage, former Ambassador to Italy, is now Upper East Regional Minister designate.
9. Hon. Evans Opoku Bobie, Member of Parliament for Asunafo North constituency and former deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, is now Brong Ahafo Regional Minister designate.
10. Hon. Martin Oti Gyarko, Member of Parliament for Techiman North constituency, is now Deputy Brong Ahafo Regional Minister designate.
11. Hon. Boniface Abubakar Saddique, Member of Parliament for Madina constituency and former Minister for Inner City and Zongo Development, is now Minister of State at the Office of the Vice President.
12. Rockson Bukari, former Upper East Regional Minister, is now Minister of State at the Office of the President.
13. Pius Enam Hadzide, former deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, is now Deputy Minister for Information.
14. Perry Curtis Okudzeto, former deputy Minister for Information, is now Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports; and
15. Otiko Afisa Djaba, former Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, is now Ambassador-designate to Italy.
President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the Ministers-designate for Information, and Gender, Children and Social Protection, and the Regional Ministers-designate for Upper East and Brong Ahafo, as well as the deputy Regional Minister-designate for Brong Ahafo, so they can assume their respective offices as quickly as possible.
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