In what would seem like a political prank, a statement from the FlagStaff House has said to disregard the current fake ministerial appointees in a reshuffle, which has been trending on social media.
On various social media platforms, it was reported that the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hannah Tetteh, has been reshuffled to the Ministry for Gender and Social Protection, while the Deputy Minister of Power, John Jinapor was made the substantive Minister for Foreign Affairs. Also the report went further to say that Minister of Finance Seth Terkper has been sacked and replaced with Dr. Ekow Spio-Garbrah, Minister of Trade and Industry.
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However, a recent press statement from the FlagStaff House said that the reshuffles did not come from the presidency, saying that all official statements are first issued via the official email address and then on the Flagstaff House Facebook Page. The statement read:
“Kindly ignore a list of new ‘appointments’ making the rounds via WhatsApp platforms. The Office of the President has issued no such statement. All official statements are first issued via the official email address and posted on the Flagstaff House Facebook Page.”
The President’s Ministerial list has the Former Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani as the Minister Designate for Interior
Also on the list are the following appointments:
– Hon. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye (MP)- Minister Designate for Youth & Sports
– John Alexander Ackon- Minister Designate for the Ashanti Region
– Hon. Kweku Ricketts Hagan (MP)- Minister Designate for the Central Region
– Mavis Ama Frimpong- Minister Designate for the Eastern Region
– Abdallah Abubakari- Minister Designate for the Northern Region
– Hon. Albert Abongo (MP)- Minister Designate for the Upper East Region
– Andy Osei Okrah- Deputy Minister Designate for the Ashanti Region
– Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem- Deputy Minister Designate for the Upper East Region
President Mahama had received lots of tongue lashing as his ministerial list was released. Some of these were from the likes of The General Secretary of the Conventions People’s Party (CPP) Nii Armah Akomfrah who described it as a waste of time, the running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who equally described it as ‘meaningless‘. A lot of reports frowned at the reshuffle saying that it was not what Ghanaians needed at the moment, and that it would have no positive impact on the present problems of Ghanaians.