Sammy Awuku

DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Awuku has said the recent cabinet reshuffle by President Mills will not yield the desired results because “they are just reshuffling old birds.”

This is a reshuffling of “team B players with new additions from team C,” he said adding, “it is nothing new.”

“This is just team B playing team C in a match that doesn’t look like it will produce any result. It is likely to be a draw,” he told Xfm 95.1 in an interview.

Citing former Deputy Tourism Minister, James Agyenim-Boateng’s movement from the Ministry of Information to the Ministry of Tourism and back to the Information Ministry he said, “…I don’t see the head and tail of this reshuffle”

He also said the introduction of some new faces will add nothing new to the NDC government going into the 2012 general elections.

MP for Ablekuma South, Fritz Baffoe will be the new Information Minister, while that of Nabdam constituency, Moses Asaga will take oversight responsibility at the Ministry of Employment and Social Welfare.

However, Mr. Awuku said,” “I do not foresee any significant impact the introduction of new faces like Fritz Baffoe and Moses Asaga would bring to the NDC” adding, “the ship is already sinking…it’s like the titanic. It is almost already submerged.”

He wondered why Moses Asaga, who was sacked by President John Mills in 2009 as Minister for Water Resources, Works and Housing designate, has now been called by the President “to help the NDC salvage an already sinking boat.”

He therefore called on Ghanaians to “reshuffle the NDC” come the general election in December.

“What we have to do is pray that December arrives quickly, reshuffle the government and president and bring in capable hands from the New Patriotic Party (NPP).”

Meanwhile gender activities have sharply criticized President John Mills for not appointing women in his latest ministerial reshuffle.

The list of 19 appointees with six new entrants had no female nomination.




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