Mahama sacks Ash. Reg. Minister Sarpong and Deputy Yammin

General News of Wednesday, 4 March 2015


Samuel Sarpong Ashanti Minister

President John Dramani Mahama has with immediate effect withdrawn the appointment of Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel K. Sarpong, and his Deputy, Joseph Yammin.

A statement signed by Minister for Communications Dr. Edward Omane Boamah says, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister Eric Opoku will act as Ashanti Regional Minister until a substantive Minister is appointed.

The presidency did not state the reasons for the dismissal of the two.

There have been tensions between Dr Sarpong and Mr Yammin for some months now.

Sources within the governing party in the Ashanti Region say the dismissal of the two may be linked to Tuesday’s disturbances at the party’s regional office by some irate members.