There was so much tension in Ghana yesterday, June 6, as aside from the premiere of ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest expose, Number 12, some top management officials in key state institution were also asked to step aside.
The bosses of the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority, Paul Ansah, Chief Executive Officer of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah, Alfred Obeng of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transport Company BOST and Gifty Klenam of the Ghana Export Promotion Council have all been given the boot with SSNIT and others yet to follow.
But it seems there is still an uneasy calm as a report on Mynewsgh.com suggests that a high level ministerial and deputy ministerial reshuffle is expected to cut down the number of Ministers from 110 to about 87.
The source also indicated that bosses of SSNIT and others are likely to follow suit. Other sources also say the President is looking for replacement of some of the state companies before announcing their sack.
Sources have said Tema Oil Refinery (TOR) Chief Executive Officer was saved only because he hails from the Ashanti Region and a key constituency.
It is not conclusive if the President will change his mind or not. Mr Isaac Osei and his boss, Minister of Energy have been in the news over a public disagreement about the conversion of TOR into a Tank Farm.
For the Energy Minister, he is likely to be reassigned, our source suggested. President Akufo-Addo was widely criticized, both in Ghana and abroad, for appointing 110 Ministers, the largest in the history of Ghana.
The president is willing to eat a humble pie and cut the number to 87, maximum 90. The source also disclosed that while some ministries will be merged, ministers who have faced controversies are likely to be affected. Share your views on this with us in the