Your belated ministerial reshuffle won’t make any impact – Kofi Buah to Akufo-Addo

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The Deputy Minority Leader in Parliament, Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah, has expressed scepticism regarding President Akufo-Addo’s recent ministerial reshuffle, deeming it belated and unlikely to yield significant results.

In a major ministerial reshuffle announced on Wednesday, February 14, President Akufo-Addo relieved the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta, of his duties.

The reshuffle has also impacted 13 current ministers of state, encompassing 10 cabinet ministers and two regional ministers.

In his commentary on the reshuffle, Kofi Buah questioned the potential effectiveness of the newly appointed ministers, suggesting that they may not have sufficient time to acclimate and implement substantial changes.

“This is very important because as you know the people of Ghana have called on the president in the last seven years when it became obvious that some of his ministers were not performing. It went to the extent that even the majority members of parliament insisted and called on the president to make these changes before the
boat capsized. It is obvious that the president refused until the boat capsized.”

“Honourable Speaker it is clear that this has come a little too late. And to say that for 10 months yes these new ministers may not have the opportunity to settle down and make any impact. So honourable speaker what I have to say is that these changes are simply dead on arrival,” he stated.

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Supporters of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Awutu Senya West constituency have clashed over the construction of a bridge at the Awutu Akomatom community.

According to the constituency chairman of the NPP, Paul Aidoo, the residents of the community requested the construction of a bridge when the NPP’s parliamentary candidate, Eugene Arhin, visited.

The NDC, on the other hand, sai they also engaged with the community last week regarding the construction of the bridge, and the MP, Gizella Tetteh Agbotui, made commitments in the form of cement to commence its construction this week, only to see supporters of the NPP’s parliamentary candidate encroach on the area to also commence construction.

The timely intervention of the police prevented the matter from escalating further.

“We came here on Sunday to campaign in the community, and they told us that they needed a bridge. We began processes, and all of a sudden, the NDC encroached on the area. The people would have told us that the NDC had promised to construct the bridge if they had indeed visited and made promises. Gizella Tetteh is the MP, and she has not constructed the bridge for them, but why is she promising to do it now?” one NPP supporter indicated.

“The MP Gizella Tetteh engaged the community of Akomatom in a community durbar and promised to embark on the construction of the bridge. She even gave the community 20 bags of cement, so I don’t know why Eugene Arhin is doing that, knowing very well that Gizella has started,” an NDC supporter also said.

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