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Ministerial Reshuffle “Too Late and Not Exciting” – Prof. Baffour

Professor Baffour Agyeman-Duah, co-founder of the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) has stated that the ministerial reshuffle by the president on Wednesday, morning is insignificant. According to him, the president was unresponsive at the time when there was a public demand and the government was ripe for a reshuffle.

“The time that the public was very anxious for such a policy change, the president for some reason was unresponsive. I think so far what he has done is not going to make much difference. We are left with about ten months and with the ten months, I do not know what these new appointees are going to do to make a difference in governance,” he said on Joy News.

“At least the president would go on record for having reshuffled his government. Beyond that, there is nothing significant about this announcement,” Professor Baffour added.

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The minority has also affirmed the view that the reshuffle is too late and that the changes would not affect the government. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said the team should have long been reshuffled.

“It is a little too late. Many Ghanaians had expected that this non-performing team which has delivered the worst economic crisis in living memory. I do not recall any time in our history that we had to go through financial haircuts, that we have been declared bankrupt, that all the rating agencies from Moody’s to Fitch have all downgraded us,” he said to Joy News.

“It is so late in the day. I do not see in ten months, what this reshuffle would achieve. The harm has been caused already,” he added.

President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday, Feb. 14 reshuffled his government which saw the exit of big names like Ken Ofori-Atta, the Finance Minister. Other key exits included Freda Prempeh (Sanitation and Water Resources Minister), Dr. Mohammed Awa (Tourism Minister), and Ambrose Dery (The Interior Minister).

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