Ghanaian media on Thursday gave extensive coverage over the ministerial reshuffle that was undertaking by President Mills in last lap of his administration.
Interesting headlines and twists were given by the various newspapers, radio, television stations and news websites to catch the eyes of readers as well as ears of listeners.
As usual the state-owned “Daily Graphic” the most widely circulated newspaper in Ghana ran the story with a banner “ Ministerial Reshuffle – 6 IN, 3 OUT” while it continued that six new faces have been brought into the government following ministerial reshuffle splashing pictures of affected ministers and incoming ones in front of the paper.
Another state-owned newspaper, “Ghanaian Times” came out with a headline “Heads Roll-More to go today” and went ahead to state that three ministers lost their positions and five new appointments were made.
It went on to mention the minister who lost their positions as Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Health Minister and Cyril Neku (rtd) Deputy Volta Regional Minister. It also splashed the pictures of these ministers in its front page.
“The Chronicle”, “Daily Dispatch” and “Today” newspapers all daily private newspapers ran the story with twists banners. The Chronicle says “Gargantuan Cabinet Out” –as Aki and Porpor reunite at Information Ministry. This refers to the return of former Deputy Minister of Information, Jones Agyenim Boateng from Tourism Ministry to the Information Ministry to work with his colleague Deputy Minister, Samuel Okudzato Ablakwa. The two are among the numerous young ministers in Mills’ Government.
The Dispatch, a newspaper which specialises in elections went out with a banner “Ministerial Reshuffle”- 22 affected splashing portraits of the affected ministers in front page while the Today newspaper wrote “Mills fires Yieleh Chireh, John Tia and others”.