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Akufo Addo Ghana's president considers reshuffling ministers as part of reform bid

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Sources at the Presidency say some individuals close to the highest office have urged him to douse the seeming pressure on his administration by changing, and in some cases, removing some key ministers from his cabinet.

Ghana's president Akufo-Addo is poised to make changes in his government as pressure keeps mounting on him to embark on a ministerial reshuffle.

This reschuffling move has been intense after the president took on the country's energy minister more aggressively.

Sources at the Presidency say some individuals close to the highest office have urged him to douse the seeming pressure on his administration by changing, and in some cases, removing some key ministers from his cabinet.

According to Adomonline.com these government officials have been affected by the president's reshuffling exercise.

Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba and health ministry where Kwaku Agyemang Manu have been hit by the reshuffle.

Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has been made substantive minister while minister for aviation, Cecilia Abena Dapaah has been moved to the ministry of sanitation.

Information minister Mustapha Hamid has also been moved to the Zongo Development Ministry.

Akufo Addo fired the country’s energy minister Boakye Agyarko due to proposals for a renegotiation of a $510 million private power deal with Africa Middle East Resources Investment Ltd.

His dismissal followed the appointment of Ghana's Land and Natural Resources Minister John Peter Amewu to oversee the ministry in an acting capacity, that is according to a statement issued by the presidency.

Eugene Arhin, a spokesman for the presidency said Agyarko’s dismissal was related to the amendment of a deal with Ameri.