Government has described reports of a Ministerial reshuffle and the existence of a possible list of persons to be reshuffled as “an elementary political tactic.”
A signed statement by the Information and Media Relations Minister, Mahama Ayariga denied the claims adding that the President will “not be distracted from pursuing and delivering on the priority areas of the Better Ghana Agenda.”
He also mentioned that if the President at any time wants to embark on a reshuffling exercise, “his decision will neither be influenced nor clouded by such reports but will be done through sound judgment and a careful consideration of the resources at his disposal.”
Below is the full statement
The attention of government has been drawn to depictions of an impending Ministerial reshuffle.
The publications hint at the existence of a possible list of hands to be reshuffled and which list is said to be circulating in some quarters.
Government would like to state that the reports are an elementary political tactic designed to stay the hand of the President assuming he plans to undertake a reshuffle, or to stampede His Excellency into carrying out a reshuffle, if he intends otherwise.
The last two weeks have recorded stringent steps by the government to halt the free fall of the local currency and stabilize the economy.
His Excellency will therefore not be distracted from pursuing and delivering on the priority areas of the Better Ghana Agenda.
If at any time His Excellency the President decides to reshuffle his cabinet, his decision will neither be influenced nor clouded by such reports but will be done through sound judgment and a careful consideration of the resources at his disposal.
HON. MAHAMA AYARIGA
MINISTER FOR INFORMATION AND
(February 14, 2014)
By: Efua Idan Osam/citifmonline.com/Ghana