President Akufo-Addo’s Cabinet Reshuffle: Freda Prempeh Appointed as New Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Replacing Cecilia Dapaah

president akufo addo's cabinet reshuffle freda prempeh appointed as new minister for sanitation and water resources, replacing cecilia dapaah

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of Ghana has reshuffled cabinet appointing Freda Prempeh as the new Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, taking over from Cecilia Abena Dapaah, who resigned from her position on July 22, 2023 following alleged scandal

The announcement, issued by the Presidency on July 25, 2023, also includes the appointment of Mavis Nkansah Boadu as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, and Thomas Mbomba as the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways.

These appointments come after consultations with the respective Ministries, marking a significant shift in leadership within the government.

The newly appointed Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, Freda Prempeh, has been serving as the Minister of State at the Presidency and Member of Parliament for Tano North. Her elevation to this vital position reflects the President’s confidence in her capabilities to drive effective policies and initiatives in the sanitation and water sector.

As the country faces backlash from the public regarding Cecilia’s scandal, Freda Prempeh’s appointment is expected to bring renewed focus and dedication to tackling sanitation issues and improving water resources management across the country as could not be attained by the former Minister according to many Ghanaianas.

 

President Akufo-Addo’s Cabinet Reshuffle

Alongside Freda Prempeh’s appointment, President Akufo-Addo has also made strategic changes to the Deputy Ministerial roles. Mavis Nkansah Boadu, the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways and Member of Parliament for Afigya Sekyere East, will now serve as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.

Concurrently, Thomas Mbomba, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration and Member of Parliament for Tatale/Sanguli, has been appointed as the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways. These appointments reflect the President’s vision of optimizing ministerial portfolios to enhance administrative efficiency and address the nation’s diverse needs effectively.

The Cabinet reshuffle signifies President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to ensuring capable leadership and responsive governance in key sectors. With a focus on addressing pressing challenges and driving positive change, the new Minister and Deputy Ministers are expected to work closely with their respective teams to implement policies and programs that benefit the Ghanaian people.

Many Ghanaians have opined that the ruling political party isn’t doing enough to combat corruption in the country as most MPs and Ministerial appointees found culpable have been ‘cleared by the President without any significant punishment to deter such acts.

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