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Akufo-Addo accepts resignation of chieftaincy minister Ebenezer Kojo Kum

A statement issued by the Office of the President on Friday (3 February) said President Akufo-Addo has asked the Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe, to act as the caretaker minister at the Ministry of Chieftaincy Affairs

President Akufo-Addo has accepted the resignation of Ebenezer Kojo Kum, MP for Ahanta West, as Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

The Chieftaincy Minister submitted his letter of resignation to the President on Friday 3 February 2023, a statement issued and signed by Eugene Arhin, the director of communications at the presidency, said.

The announcement did not state what led to the Chieftaincy Minister’s resignation. However, the resignation takes immediate effect.

“The President has asked the Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, MP, to act as caretaker Minister at the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, until a substantive replacement is made,” the letter from the presidency read.

The resignation of the Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs Minister leaves four ministerial vacancies in the Akufo-Addo administration following the resignation of the former minister of state at the Ministry of Finance, Charles Kofi Adu Boahen, the former trade and industry minister Alan Kyerematen and the former minister of food and agriculture Owusu Afriyie Akoto.

Jubilee House insiders have told Asaase News that President Akufo-Addo is set to present a new list of ministers to Parliament on Tuesday 7 February 2023, when the House reconstitutes for the third session of the eighth parliament of the Fourth Republic.

Asaase News sources familiar with the pending reshuffle of the Akufo-Addo government say that no major changes in ministerial appointments will be announced in the list that the president will send to the Speaker of Parliament.

The sources however also say that there is a possibility that there will be notable movements of deputy ministers in the much-awaited reshuffle of President Akufo-Addo’s ministers.

Click on the link below to read the statement from the presidency:

President Akufo-Addo accepts Chieftaincy Minister’s letter of resignation

Wilberforce Asare

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