Mahama fires Prosper Bani, appoints Julius Debrah as Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff Prosper Bani has been relieved of his position by President John Mahama who has now appointed Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Julius Debrah, to replace him.

Minister of Local Gov't, Julius Debrah

New Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah


Prosper Bani has now been appointed an Ambassador Extraordinaire and Plenipotentiary.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Minister of Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah.

Julius Debrah will be assisted by the Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Johnny Osei Kofi who has now been re-assigned to the Flagstaff House.

Mahama’s Flagstaff House shakeup

On February 4, the Presidency confirmed the departures of Communications Adviser to the President, Ben Dotsei Malor and Secretary to the President, Dr. Raymond Atuguba from the Flagstaff House.

Rumours of the exit of the two senior officials at the Presidency surfaced with several reports suggesting that the two were unhappy about their “difficult” working relationship with the then Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani.

L-R: Raymond Atuguba and Ben Dotse Malor

L-R: Raymond Atuguba and Ben Dotse Malor

However Prosper Bani who signed the statement said Mr. Dotsei Malor’s exit was as a result of the conclusion of  his one-year contract as Communications Adviser at the Flagstaff House.

The statement also said Raymond Atuguba had returned to the University of Ghana following the end of his “two-year sabbatical leave.”

Mahama makes more changes

A statement signed by the Minister for Communications, Dr. Edward Omane Boamah has also announced the reassignment of William K. Aboah as an Adviser responsible for the restructuring of NACOB into a Commission.

He will also assume the Chairmanship of the NACOB when the Board is constituted.

Baba Issifu Kamara, a Senior Adviser for Special Duties is the new National Security Adviser.

The statement noted the President’s appreciation for the work carried out by all the officials who have exited, and expressed confidence in the capabilities and experience of the new appointees.

The President expects the new appointees to be committed to the task of managing the affairs of the Office of the President in order to realize his vision for the economic transformation of Ghana.


By: Nana Ama Agyeman Asante/

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