President Akufo-Addo in his second term is looking to cut down on the size of his government by scrapping the Deputy Regional Minister positions and making other important shifts.
Other critical steps taken by the President towards a leaner government include the abolishing of the Senior Minister position and the realigning of seven ministries.
An official statement from the Office of the President announces that Deputy Regional Ministers will not be appointed any longer.
With the realignment of the ministries, the statement says “the President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.”
“In all, President Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of 30 Ministers, and 16 Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to 46,” it added.
The seven ministries realigned are: Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives and abolished the Senior Minister position that was occupied by Yaw Osafo Maafo.
Other parts of the statement read:
“In all, President Akufo-Addo will appoint a total of 30 Ministers, and 16 Regional Ministers, bringing the total number of Ministers to 46.”
“Eight of this number are women – six Ministers and two Regional Ministers. This is the list that will be submitted to Parliament by the President on Thursday,” the statement said.