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These NPP Stalwarts Not Happy with Akufo-Addo’s Reshuffle



Akufo-Addo's Reshuffle

NPP Veterans Express Concerns Over President Akufo-Addo’s Ministerial Reshuffle

Accra, February 16, 2024 – In the wake of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent ministerial reshuffle on February 14, 2024, notable figures within the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have voiced their opinions on the timing and impact of the changes.

Prominent party members Kwadwo Mpiani, former Chief of Staff under the John Agyekum Kufuor government, and Freddie Blay, former National Chairman of the NPP, have publicly expressed their views on the shakeup.

Freddie Blay: Reshuffle Comes Too Late

Freddie Blay, speaking exclusively to, expressed his belief that the timing of the ministerial reshuffle was overdue. According to Blay, if President Akufo-Addo had acted on the calls for a reshuffle two years ago when they peaked, it could have led to more significant changes for the country.

“It was two years or a year ago that he needed to do the reshuffle. If you recall, some members of the majority caucus in parliament insisted under some circumstances that there ought to be some changes,” stated Blay. “To me, it is getting a bit too late to effect any meaningful changes in terms of a reshuffle of the government.”


While acknowledging the president’s prerogative to make such decisions, Blay highlighted his concerns about the impact the reshuffle could have at this juncture.

Kwadwo Mpiani: Timing Raises Questions

Kwadwo Mpiani joined the chorus of voices expressing reservations about the timing of President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial reshuffle. Without questioning the president’s authority to appoint ministers as he sees fit, Mpiani raised concerns about the proximity to the upcoming general elections in December 2024.

“I think the timing is the problem; otherwise, it is his prerogative to do a reshuffle as he sees fit,” Mpiani remarked. He emphasized that eight months before an election might not have a significant impact on the direction of the government.

Expressing additional concerns, Mpiani questioned how quickly some of the newly appointed officials would acclimatize to their roles and positively impact their portfolios.

“Some of these appointees are completely new. How are they going to learn and know what goes on in the Ministries to enable them to direct the ministries as expected of them?” he questioned. “It is too close to the election, and I don’t believe they can effect any massive change.”


As the political landscape continues to evolve, the opinions of seasoned party members like Mpiani and Blay add a nuanced perspective to the ongoing discussions surrounding the recent ministerial reshuffle.

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