Private legal practitioner and a member of the Convention People Party (NPP) Kwame Jantuah has said the reshuffle done by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has come too late.

In his view, the president waited until things deteriorated before reshuffling his ministers, especially the former Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

Speaking on the Big Issue on TV3 Friday Febraury 16, he said “Unfortunately, sometimes the president is stubborn he waits till things nearly spoilt then he comes in. IMF, what didn’t he say? That we won’t go to IMF.  Even when the World Bank warned us to be careful with borrowing, the president said we don’t go the IMF, the then Minister of Finance said we won’t go , he waited to the last minute when realized his back was against the wall  he decided to go to the IMF.”

President Akufo-Addo relieved Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta of his portfolio in government in the latest reshuffle he did.

The other ministers who have also been removed include Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Works and Housing Minister Francis Asenso Boakye, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health, Kwasi Anoako Attah, Roads and Highways, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Gender, Children and Social Protection Hon. Lariba Abudu, Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Devt Hon. Dan Botwe, Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Freda Prempeh, Tourism, Arts and Culture Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Greater Accra Region Hon. Henry Quartey, Oti Region Mr. Joseph Makubu.

Mr  Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has however been reassigned to Works and Housing, Asenso-Boakye has also been reassigned to Roads and Highways.

This was announced by the Director of Communications at the Presidency Eugene Arhin on Wednesday, February 14.

“The President personally expressed his sincere appreciation directly to each of the Ministers and Deputy Ministers, who have exited Government, for their commitment, competence, dedication and hard work in office, which helped in the realization of Government’s mandate to the Ghanaian people over the last seven (7) years, and wished each of them well in their future endeavours,” the statement said.

Source: 3News

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