Ministerial Reshuffle: Ayariga booted out of Sports Ministry


President John Dramani Mahama has reassigned the Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing, Alhaji Collins Dauda (MP) to the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development, a statement from the chief of staff has announced.

The statement also confirmed  StarrFMonline.com’s  earlier report that sports minister Mahama Ayariga will be moved to the Environment Ministry. Minister of State at the Presidency, Alhaji Dr. Mustapha Ahmed (MP) takes over as Minister of Youth and Sports with Akwasi Oppong-Fosu moving to the Presidency as a Minister of State.

According to Julius Debrah, Health Minister Dr. Kwaku Agyeman Mensah is the new Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing, with Mahama Ayariga (MP) moving to the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation.

The statement also announced the President’s nomination of Deputy Minister of Defence, Alex Segbefia as Minister of Health and the headmaster of Tepa Senior High School, Peter Anarfi-Mensah as Ashanti Regional Minister.

President Mahama has also nominated the MP for Juabeso, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh as a Deputy Minister of Lands and Natural Resources to replace Ebenezer Okletey Teye Larbi (MP).

The following have also been nominated as Deputy Ministers of State: Samuel Yaw Adusei-Water Resources, Works and Housing Kenneth Gilbert Adjei-Defence.


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