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Senior Minister position scrapped, seven other ministries realigned

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The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has scrapped the position of the Senior Minister’s position in his second term of office.

He has also realigned seven other ministries, according to a statement signed by the Acting Director of Communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin.

The statement said “the President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.”

These ministries are the ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development, Business Development, Aviation, Special Initiatives Development, Regional Reorganization and Development, Monitoring and Evaluation and Planning.

“Activities of the Inner City and Zongo Development Ministry are to be brought under the Presidency, with a Co-ordinator appointed to supervise, as well as exercise oversight responsibility over the Zongo Development Fund,” the statement said.

“The newly-renamed Ministry of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development will be tasked with overseeing the outstanding activities of the erstwhile Regional Re-organisation and Development Ministry. Matters to do with the Special Development Initiatives Ministry will be co-ordinated from the Presidency, as will be those of the Monitoring and Evaluation Ministry.”

“The Aviation Ministry is to be merged into an enlarged Ministry of Transport, with activities of the Ministry of Planning also being subsumed under the Ministry of Finance. The Business Development Ministry is to be merged with the Ministry of Trade and Industry,” the statement added.

Source: Ghana Waves

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