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NAPO to be moved, Kumah elevated: Expected shifts in Akufo-Addo’s reshuffle


A pro-government publication, Statesman Newspaper, has reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo plans to reorganize his cabinet.

The newspaper said last week that Akufo-Addo would be returning from a trip to the United States shortly, and that a significant reorganization was in the works.


He arrived in the nation via plane on October 15, 2023, and the Volta River Authority (VRA) has scheduled him to tour villages that were inundated due to the Akosombo Dam leak.

One significant shift in the much anticipated reorganization is the Energy Ministry, where reports indicate that sector minister Matthew Opoku Prempeh (NAPO) will be removed.

Veteran pollster and journalist Ben Ephson verified this to a radio station in Accra, stating that he had information from the corridors of power that NAPO would be transferred to a different ministry.

Additionally, he mentioned that John Kumah, an Ejisu MP and deputy finance minister, will be promoted to full minister but would not comment on the portfolio that would be given to him., a news site, has revealed other details about who may be fired, particularly in the security cluster where Ambrose Dery is most likely to lose his job.

In this reorganization, Mr. Ambrose Dery is anticipated to work alongside his brother from Karaga, Mohammed Amin Adam, and O.B. Amoah in Jubilee House as Ministers of State, according to

The Minister of National Security, Albert Kan-Dapaah, is purportedly deciding the fate of others on the list, making him one of the most secure appointees, according to the portal.

Akufo-Addo is reportedly trying to give Bryan Acheampong, the current Minister of Agriculture, a security job while remaining loyal to Defense Minister Dominic Nitiwul in his present capacity.

Other ministers who might be impacted, according to reports, include Samuel Abu Jinapor, who party insiders have harshly criticized for his “arrogance.” When cherished According to reports, Akufo-Addo may be transferred by the President to a less controversial sector to avoid a scandal, the report added.







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