With less than a year to end his first term, President John Dramani Mahama has reshuffled his ministers with the former Chief of Staff, Prosper Douglas Bani, making a come back.
Mr. Bani has been appointed 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.
Mr. Bani’s nomination will also represent a replacement for the Volta Region’s Mrs. Dzifa Aku Attivor, who resigned recently as Minister for Transport.
A statement issued late Monday also announced appointment of 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.
Franklin Fiavi Fifi Kwetey (MP) has meanwhile been appointed Minister for Transport while Alhaji Mohammed Muniru Limuna is the new Minister for Food & Agriculture.
Here is the full list
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