Fear grips ministers as cabinet reshuffle emerges

 

The news story about cabinet reshuffle which is about to take place in President Akuffo Addo’s administration has sent fear among Ministers, particularly those whose names popped up as likely mishaps.

Sources said the news story sent shockwaves in government circles, with nervous ministers making panicky calls to the seat of government, the Flag Staff House and to close associates of the president in order to get their way through in the confusing hitch.

The ministerial reshuffle, including changes in key posts, is likely to take place in the coming weeks after discussions between the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and some prominent persons in his party.

Source from the Presidency says the imminent reshuffle is a power play between some powerful personalities around the President.

The reshuffle which is to take place before the Christmas but upon a second thought, the President decided to allow the existing ministers to have a merry Christmas with their families.

The proposed massive reshuffle, which insiders describe as ruthless, is expected anytime from now with the Christmas holidays over.

Reports say, the ministers, who have been informed about the possible reshuffle, have started lobbying, using chiefs, religious leaders and other influential members of the society who can speak the language of the president, to intercede for them.

It’s been twelve months since the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took office and just like any other new administration, there have been some “ups and downs”.

Nana Addo made the news big time during the nomination and vetting of ministers which political analysts have described as one of the largest in the 4th republic.

The NPP administration has a total of 110 ministers including deputies, but all government argues is that the size of this administration is due to the burden placed on government to fix what’s broken in the economy.

source: akrasibridget.com