According to reports circulating from the capital, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo plans to restructure his cabinet soon.
After numerous requests for the President to shuffle his ministers and perhaps get others on board, the reshuffle is anticipated to turn things around for the administration as it takes significant measures to win the 2024 presidential elections.
Deep-seated sources told DGN Online that although the list has not yet been finalized, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, Minister of Energy, will replace Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen as the substantive Minister of Trade and Industry or move to the Health Ministry to replace Kwaku Agyeman Manu, who seems to be worn out.
There are many rumors that Kobina Tahir Hammond, MP for Adansi-Asokwa, who was previously touted for that role at the start of the Akufo-Addo administration before Boakye Agyarko sabotaged him, may lead the Energy Ministry.
As he was pushed away by a raging storm over the Ameri power fiasco, Agyarko himself couldn’t endure a juggling act of ministerial responsibilities.
In addition, Bryan Acheampong, MP for Abetifi, has returned to the government. Additionally, a former minister of state at the Ministry of National Security will take over the Ministry of Food and Agriculture in place of the recently-resigned Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, who left his position to pursue his presidential ambitions.
His campaign for president is having trouble gaining traction, not even in his own Kwadaso
According to sources, the President will only make a change at the deputy level, with Mohammed Amin Adam, also known as Anta, likely moving from the Energy Ministry to the Finance Ministry as Minister of State, despite the fact that many people, including over 90 NPP lawmakers, are anticipating the President to appoint a new Finance Minister to succeed Ken Ofori-Atta.
It is unclear if the president will let Ken Ofori-Atta to depart the government before the entire International Monetary Fund (IMF) contract is finished because he seems pleased with the speedy IMF rescue he secured.
Osei-Bonsu Amoah, the MP for Akuapem South and Deputy Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, is most likely to be promoted.
Meanwhile, there is said to be intense lobbying ongoing by some party bigwigs in the corridors of power over who should get the job and who should be shown the exit as the party prepares to announce the roadmap for the parliamentary and presidential primaries.
Source: Vincent Kubi/Daily Guide