Breaking News: Akufo-Addo shakes up gov’t, Hafiz Bin Salih is Upper West Regional Minister, Catherine Afeku moved to Osafo Maafo’s office

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has effected changes in his government with some new appointments and several Ministers and reassigned.

He has nominated Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih as Upper West Regional Minister Designate while the current Regional Minister Alhassan Suleman has been reassigned.

A statement issued by the communications Directorate at the presidency and signed by Eugene Arhin said Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi the Member of Parliament for Prestea Huni Valley Constituency and former deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources is now the Minister Designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts.

Catherine Afeku moves to the office of the president as a Minister of state assigned to the office of the Senior Minister while Abuakwa North Constituency Member of Parliament, Gifty Twum Ampofo moves in as deputy education Minister.

The statement added that Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament for Tano North Constituency and former deputy Works and Housing Minister steps in as deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection.

Barbara Ayisi Asher, MP for Cape North Constituency and former deputy education Minister moves to the Ministry of Works and Housing as Deputy Minister.

Naana Ayiah, the MP for Gomoa Central Constituency moves in as deputy Minister designate for Lands and Natural Resources, while Alex Kojo Abban, the MP for Gomoa West Constituency heards to the Health Ministry as deputy minister designate.

Yaw Afful, MP for Jaman South is now the deputy Minister Designate for Aviation.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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