Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has share memory of his working relationship with his former deputies, Pius Enam Hadzide and Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei.
In a post sighted by African Entertainment on his official Facebook page, Mr Oppong Nkrumah recounted: “The past few years, I had the privilege of working alongside Pius Enam Hadzide and Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei and it was fulfilling.”
According to him, “They provided incredible support to me and to government’s communication efforts.”
He added that “As I wish you well for the future, I know I will miss your working company. Best regards, guys.”
Nana Ama Dokua Asiamah-Adjei has been reappointed by President Nana Akufo-Addo as Deputy Trade and Industry Minister.
But the President has dropped Mr Hadzide as Deputy Minister.
Mr Hadzide is one of several persons the President failed to reappoint as deputy ministers.
It remains unclear why he was not reappointed.
On Wednesday, April 21, 2021, the President’s Deputy Ministers nominees list was officially released by Jubilee House.
In all, the President nominated 39 persons as deputy ministers for 24 ministries.
Mr Hadzide was replaced with the former Deputy Communications Director at the Presidency, Fatima Abubakar. Fatima after her vetting will be serving as the only deputy information Minister.
Aside Mr Hadzide, former Deputy Health Minister who was later reassigned as Deputy Communications Minister, Alexander Kwadwo Kom Abban, was dropped by the President.
Ex-MP for Awutu Senya West and Deputy Minister of Communications, George Andah, was also dropped.
Both Mr. Andah and Mr Abban have been replaced with Ama Pomaa Boateng.
Also, former Deputy Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Kwaku Kwarteng, was dropped by the President. He has been replaced with John Ampontuah Kumah.
Former Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways, Anthony Karbo, has also been replaced.
Those former deputies ministers who were not reappointed, were MPs who lost their parliamentary seats like Andah, Okoe Boye, Abban, Ato Cudjoe, Essien, Titus Glover.
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