Impeccable information reaching The Herald reveals that the Minister of Roads and Highways, has abandoned the ministry in total disrespect to President John Mahama’s directives to stay put, until a proper handing over was done.
The Minister is said to have left the ministry, claiming he had taken his accumulated leave.
Meanwhile, The Herald’s sources inside Cabinet, have informed the paper that at last Thursday’s Cabinet meeting, President Mahama, expressed some sadness about some of his appointees and deeply regretted the abysmal performance.
But it was unclear, what he would do about his seeming predicament, especially after he came under heavy criticism of having ministers, who are unknown to the party instead of experience hands like; Ekow Spio-Gabrah, Dr. Kwabena Duffuor, Alban Bagbin, Goosie Tando, Benjamin Kumbuor, Lee Ocran and others, who would have brought to his government a sense and appearance of maturity.
The Herald, has also picked up signals about the despondency in the ruling National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) across the length and breadth of the country, party supporters and even Members of the Parliament (MP) are said to be lamenting about the huge gap, between party and government.
In the case of Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana, who is also the MP for Sissala West in the Upper West Region, is said to be enraged at his removal from the Ministry of Roads and Highways by President Mahama.
Again, The Herald is inform that Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana is so angry that he might not go to the Upper West to replace, Bede Ziedeng as Regional Minister.
The Herald is informed that the Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda is now acting as the Minister of Roads and Highways.
In Parliament last week, the Deputy Roads and Highways Minister, was said to have stormed the House to respond to some questions with respect to the ministry, while the substantive minister, was also in the House attending to his duties as an MP.
Colleagues of the Minister, were later told that the angry minister has left the ministry, and that he might not even go to the Upper West Region.
Flagstaff House sources tell The Herald that Alhaji A.B Inusah Fuseini, the removed Minister of Lands and Natural Resources is likely to be replace Alhaji Amin Amidu Sulemana.
Meanwhile, the Director-General of the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Air Commodore (Rtd) Kwame Mamphey, has tendered in his resignation to the board.
The highly-respected ex-Air Force Officer’s resignation takes effect from June 30, this year.
Although, there are no reasons assigned to his resignation, The Herald is picking signals that the staff of the Civil Aviation, have petitioned the appointing authorities about some changes he wanted to implement at the state-run institution, which has irked them.
The Herald is, however, still investigating the situation, which has led to the respected military officer, who was once highly tipped to head the Ghana Air Force.
Air Commodore Mamphey, was appointed in 2009 and is credited with overseeing the transformation of the aviation industry over the past five years.
Under his leadership, the number of domestic airlines grew from one in 2009 to the current four, whilst attracting strategic international airlines into the country.
He is also credited with leading the GCAA to generate revenue for the construction of a multi-purpose training facility at the KIA enclave to train aviation professionals in Ghana and the sub-region.