July 12, 2011

The NPP Member of Parliament for Aburi/Nsawam, Osei Bonsu Amoah has rubbished media report that President John Attah Mills will by the close of this week announce a reshuffle of his ministers.

He said with the current state on contentment among many of the NDC members after the just ended successful congress in Sunyani, a reshuffle at this time would be ill – timed and politically immure as that might cause some uneasiness in the ruling party.

The Al-Hajj newspaper in Tuesday 12th July edition announced that a reshuffle is in the offing stating that persons including the Minister of Transport and the National Security Coordinator are to be reshuffled.

Contributing to a panel discussion on TV Africa’s morning show today, the Member of Parliament for Aburi/Nsawam, Osei Bonsu Amoah stated that the newspaper was purely engaged in mere speculation since a reshuffle cannot be done anytime soon.

“That is not how to run a government, the NDC is just coming from a successful congress in far away Sunyani and several people are happy with the results at the end of the congress, and suddenly the President announces an unwelcome news of a reshuffle, obviously this will not go down well with most people’’ he said.

He said the publisher of the newspaper; Alhaji Bature Iddrisu is engaged in a desperate attempt to divert public attention and ridiculing of himself, after he wrongly predicted that former first lady Nana Konadu would withdraw from the recent NDC congress which never happened.

Hon. O.B Amoah was skeptical about reshuffles as according to him since the NDC assumed power in 2009, reshuffles done under the Mills administration had yielded no results as the lives of ordinary Ghanaians had not improved.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov