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President mahama’s reshuffle Not ended
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Rumor Mill of Saturday, 21 March 2015

Source: Al-hajj

President mahama’s reshuffle Not ended

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As many appointees of the Mahama administration think the recent announced ministerial reshuffle marked the end of the President’s planned restructuring process, The aL-hAJJ can report that the reforms has rather just began.

Reliable intelligence gathered from deep throat sources at the presidency indicates that last week’s ministerial reshuffle was a curtain raiser to a much elaborate and gargantuan one that will see some senior appointees becoming casualties.

Sources at the seat of government hinted this paper that contrary to claims that the President has no intensions of making further changes in government, at least for this year; the reshuffle is yet to complete.

Although the source confirmed that some of the ministries that have not tasted reshuffle since the President ascended to the highest throne of the land are likely to be affected, the impending rationalization, the paper gathered, will focus on regional ministers, their deputies and chief executives and boards members of public corporations.

“I can confirm to you that an elaborate version of the reshuffle is in the offing and this time it will focus more on the regional ministers and chief executives and boards, but that notwithstanding, some ministries that have not been touched since President Mahama was sworn into office are also likely to be affected. I won’t mention names, you know it. Anybody who tells you that His Excellency has concluded the reshuffle is peddling lies,” an ally of the President told this paper.

In line with the President’s plan to restructure his government, he recently made some changes in his government which saw Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga moved from the Sports Ministry to the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.

He was replaced by MP for Ayawaso East, Dr Mustapha Ahmed; who was then Minister of State at the Presidency. Also reassigned was Alhaji Collins Dauda, who was shifted from the Minster of Water Resources, Works and Housing to the Local Government.

A statement signed by Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, also announced Health Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah as the new Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing whiles the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Oppong Fosu moved to the presidency as Minister of State.

The statement also announced the President’s nomination of Deputy Minister for Defence, Alex Segbefia as the new Minister of Health and the headmaster of Tepa Senior High School, Peter Anarfi-Mensah, as Ashanti Regional Minister.

President Mahama also nominated the MP for Juaboso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, as a Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to replace Ebenezer Okletey Teye Larbi.

The following were also nominated as Deputy Ministers of State: Samuel Yaw Adusei- Water Resources, Works and Housing, Kenneth Gilbert Adjei- Defence.

Days after the announcement, there have been speculations that the reshuffle was the last one the President intended for this year, but close aides to the President confided in The aL-hAJJ “a foundation-shaking one is in the offing.”

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