President Mahama reassigns Regional Ministers

President John Dramani Mahama has returned a number of regional ministers to their original duty posts when he first appointed them in 2013.

Many of the President’s appointee regional ministers were moved to differnt regions other than where they initially posted to even before thy settled.

But an announcement from the presidency said the regional political heads have been returned to their original bases.

Ashanti Regional Minister, Eric Opoku is heading to the Brong Ahafo Region; Central Regional Minister Samuel Sarpong is now to report to the Ashanti Region while Eastern Regional Minister, Helen Ntoso is going back to the Volta Region.

Current Greater Accra Regional Minister, Julius Debrah is also going back to the Eastern Region; Northern Regional Minister, Bede Ziedeng has been moved back to the Upper West Region and he will be replaced by the Upper East Regional Minister, Alhaji Limuna Muniru.

Former Greater Accra Minister, Nii Laryeah Afotey Agbo who is cuurently Volta Regional Minister is coming back to Accra, while Western Regional Minister, Ebenezer Kwadwo Teye Addo is heading to Central Region with Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo moving to the Western Region where he was originally appointed to.

A statement from the Flagstaff House and signed by the Spokesperson to the President, Ben Dotsei Malor, said the Regional Ministers are to report to their new regions by the 15th of March, 2014. 

President Mahama in March 2013 shuffled the Regional Ministers with the intention of “fostering national unity”. According to the presidency, the exercise was intended to ensure that regional ministers focused mainly on the political and technical coordination of the development efforts of metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs).

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