Major cabinet reshuffle expected in Ghana before year end

09:52, December 28, 2010      

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Ghanaian President John Evans Atta Mills would announced a major reshuffle of his cabinet before the end of the year, a reliable source told Xinhua on Monday.

Key government institutions including the Office of the Chief of Staff, the ministries of justice, foreign affairs, energy, trade and industry, finance and economic planning and youth and sports would be affected, said the source, who asked not to be identified.

President Mills wanted to make sure that the new team would pursue his promise that the year 2011 would be "a year of action," the source disclosed.

The expected shake-up would be made in the context of attack by opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for its alleged slow action towards social and economic development.

However, the ruling NDC rebuffed the allegation, saying through collaboration with development partners including China, the Mills government had raised billions of U. S. dollars in grants and concessionary loans for various developmental projects.

Empowered by the prospects of these huge sums, the president told the country that actual construction of various projects would take place all over the country under the "Better Ghana Agenda", a promise made by the NDC prior the national election campaign in 2008.

Source: Xinhua

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