President John Mahama has appointed Eastern Regional Minister, Julius Debrah, as Minister for Local Government and Rural Development in his latest ministerial reshuffle.
It is unclear yet whether President Mahama relieved Mr Akwasi Oppong-Fosu of his post because of the current waste management crisis in the country. The Local Government and Rural Development Ministry has also been in the news for awarding the National Street Naming exercis to an I.T firm, Subah Infosolutions.
Deputy Minister for Employment and Labour Relations, Antwi Boasiako-Sekyere has been nominated to replace Julius Debrah in the Eastern Region.
A statement from the Flagstaff House stated that former Deputy Chief of Staff, Alex Segbefia has also been nominated as a Deputy Minister for Defence.
The President has also reassigned the following to new portfolios:
Yaw Effah Baafi, Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources is now Deputy Minister for Chieftaincy and Traditional Affairs. Alhaji Salifu Osman, Chief Director at the Ministry of the Interior, as Deputy National Security Coordinator.
Emmanuel Tanga, Tema Regional Director of the BNI, has also been appointed Deputy Director of the Bureau of National Investigations and Dr. John Kofi Baffoe, an Economist with the African Development Bank, has been appointed Technical Adviser to the Minister for Finance.
Dr. Baffoe has over thirty years of experience at the most senior levels in Macro and Development Economics.
President John Mahama’s appointments is in accordance with Article 79(1) of the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.