Dzifa Ativor Removed From Cabinet

Transport Minister Dzifa Ativor has been removed from cabinet by President John Mahama. She is being replaced with the minister of Water resources Works and Housing, Dr Kwaku Agyemang Mensah, a document presented to Parliament by the presidency noted Friday.

Ghana’s constitution enjoins the President to appoint not more than 19 members into his cabinet.

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has in recent times raised concerns over the number of ministers who sit in cabinet under the Mahama administration.

A previous list presented to the House had 20 Cabinet Ministers which included the Power and Water Resources Works and Housing Ministries, a situation which provoked controversy on the floor of the House.

Member of Parliament for Effutu, Alex Afenyo-Markin on February 6, raised an alarm over the list of Cabinet ministers saying the list is bloated and thus contradicts Article 76(1) of the 1992 constitution.

He lamented Government’s failure to properly communicate to the House on changes in cabinet.

Here is the full list of Cabinet ministers

Ministry of Interior
Ministry of Roads and Highways
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Power
Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Communications
Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation

Ministry of Petroleum
Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General Department

Ministry of Water resources Works and Housing
Ministry of Trade and Industry
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources
Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development
Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection

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