The next Akufo-Addo administration will be made up by not more than 85 ministers- down from the one hundred and twenty six (126) in his first term in office.
A statement signed by the Director of Communicationa at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin mentioned that Seven Ministries, namely Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have been realigned.
According to the statement the President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.
“Furthermore, the President intends to appoint a Minister for Public Enterprises, who will be operating directly under the ambit of the Presidency, and not from a Ministry.”
“The Minister will oversee a major restructuring of the entire state-owned enterprises sector to improve the productivity and profitability of the sector.”
“A Minister of State has been nominated, and, if approved, will be assigned to the Ministry of Works and Housing, in addition to the substantive Minister, to give special focus to the critical issue of affordable, mass housing, envisaged as one of the priorities of the President’s second term.”
“In all, President Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of thirty (30) Ministers, and sixteen (16) Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to forty-six (46). Eight (8) of this number are women – six (6) Ministers and two (2) Regional Ministers. This is the list that will be submitted to Parliament by the President on Thursday”, portions of the statement read.
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