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Akufo-Addo realigns seven ministries, Office of Senior Minister abolished

A statement from the Office of the President said the changes have become necessary because virtually all these special-purpose ministries have achieved the purpose for which they were created

President Akufo-Addo has realigned seven ministries as he set up his government for his second term in office, a statement from the Office of the President has announced.

“The president has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established,” said a statement signed by Eugene Arhin, the acting director of communications in the Office of the President.

“The Office of the Senior Minister has also been abolished.”

The seven ministries are: Aviation, Business Development, Inner-City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Reorganisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives.

This will produce 28 ministries in total, down from the 36 during President Akufo-Addo’s first term in office.

Read the full statement below:

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