President John Mahama has released his first reshuffle list with former Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani, making a comeback into the mainstream of the administration with his nomination by the President as his Minister Designate for the Interior.
The former Peace & Conflict Resolution Specialist with the United Nations will replace the MP for Navrongo Central, Mark Woyongo, who has been reassigned to the Flagstaff House as a Minister of State.
The reshuffle list suggests President John Mahama is repositioning ahead of the November general elections.
The President has also appointed a Management and Integrated Rural Development Specialist, Kenneth Wujangi, as a Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) at the Flagstaff House.
Mr. Wujangi, a Kokomba from Saboba in the Northern Region appears to be a very strategic appointment. For about a decade, the respected elder and citizen of the Kokomba areas of the country, was the National President of the Kokomba Youth Association.
President Mahama has meanwhile also made the following new nominations:
1. Hon. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye (MP)- Minister Designate for Youth & Sports
2. John Alexander Ackon- Minister Designate for the Ashanti Region
3. Hon. Kweku Ricketts Hagan (MP)- Minister Designate for the Central Region
4. Mavis Ama Frimpong- Minister Designate for the Eastern Region
5. Abdallah Abubakari- Minister Designate for the Northern Region
6. Hon. Albert Abongo (MP)- Minister Designate for the Upper East Region
The following have also been nominated as Deputy Ministers of State:
1. Andy Osei Okrah- Deputy Minister Designate for the Ashanti Region
2. Robert Baba Kuganab-Lem- Deputy Minister Designate for the Upper East Region
Hon. Franklin Fiavi Fifi Kwetey (MP) has meanwhile been appointed Minister for Transport while Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna is the new Minister for Food & Agriculture.
Source: Jasper Gelli
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