President Akufo-Addo is realigning seven ministries for his second term, according to a statement from the Presidency.
He has also “abolished” the Senior Minister position that was occupied by Yaw Osafo Maafo.
The seven ministries realigned are the Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives.
The statement explained that “the President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.”
This will result in Akufo-Addo having 28 ministries, down from the much-criticised 36 of his first term.
The President’s list of proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers for his new government will be submitted to Parliament today for processes of approval to begin.
“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.
The list of deputy ministers will be sent to Parliament “at an appropriate date.”
The President has also decided that there will be no Deputy Regional Ministers in his second term, the statement added.