More ministers and deputies will soon be kicked out as President John Mahama is yet to pen down their names.
As many appointees of the Mahama administration think the recent announced ministerial reshuffle marked the end of the President’s planned restructuring process, report show that the reforms has rather just began.
Reliable intelligence gathered from deep throat sources at the presidency indicates that last week’s ministerial reshuffle was a curtain raiser to a much elaborate and gargantuan one that will see some senior appointees becoming casualties.
Sources at the seat of government hinted this paper that contrary to claims that the President has no intentions of making further changes in government, at least for this year; the reshuffle is yet to complete.
Although the source confirmed that some of the ministries that have not tasted reshuffle since the President ascended to the highest throne of the land are likely to be affected, the impending rationalization, the paper gathered, will focus on regional ministers, their deputies and chief executives and boards members of public corporations.
“I can confirm to you that an elaborate version of the reshuffle is in the offing and this time it will focus more on the regional ministers and chief executives and boards, but that notwithstanding, some ministries that have not been touched since President Mahama was sworn into office are also likely to be affected. I won’t mention names, you know it. Anybody who tells you that His Excellency has concluded the reshuffle is peddling lies,” an ally of the President told this paper.
In line with the President’s plan to restructure his government, he recently made some changes in his government which saw Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, Mahama Ayariga moved from the Sports Ministry to the Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry.
He was replaced by MP for Ayawaso East, Dr Mustapha Ahmed; who was then Minister of State at the Presidency. Also reassigned was Alhaji Collins Dauda, who was shifted from the Minster of Water Resources, Works and Housing to the Local Government.