Reshuffled Ministers to assume office on Wednesday

Dr. Kunbuor - Attorney General

The President has directed ministers he reshuffled recently to assume office at their newly assigned ministry on Wednesday February 8, 2012.

In a communication to the Speaker read to the House Friday, the President formally informed Parliament about the reshuffling of some Ministers of State.

The House during the week discussed  the need for the President to formally inform Parliament whenever there is a reshuffle even though the President is not bound to do so.

MPs who contributed to that debate argued that even though the President was constitutionally not required to inform Parliament, for the sake of good practices, it would be proper for him to communicate to the House in such circumstances.

The communication to the House was therefore greeted with applause as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sekondi, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, commended the President for acting on a suggestion by the MPs.

The communication also formally informed the House that the outgoing Minister of Employment and Social Welfare, Mr E.T. Mensah, had been given an additional responsibility as the acting Minister of Education.

The affected ministers are, Mr Alban Bagbin who is moving from the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing to the Ministry of Health; Mr Benjamin Kunbuor, moving from the Ministry of the Interior to the Ministry of Justice, while E.T Mensah is being moved to the Ministry of Water Resources, Works and Housing.

Source: Daily Graphic

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