The standard lobbying and jostling for place in politics when there may be emptiness out there has begun in earnest following the resignation of Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen as Minister of Commerce.
Ideally, one would have anticipated the President to nominate one in every of his two Deputies, Michael Kofi Okyere Baafi who can also be the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Juaben South or Herbert Krapa to take over, however that might take the approval of Parliament as offered by the Structure.
That’s what made him to nominate a caretaker Minister, within the particular person of Ken Ofori-Atta, the Minister of Finance to steer the affairs of the Ministry till a substantive Minister is appointed to assist in the continued negotiations with the Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF).
Despite the fact that some have requested why Ken Ofori-Atta and never every other Minister, insiders mentioned its as a result of he has virtually all the main points from the Ministry and the negotiations.
Thus far the names of Michael Okyere Baafi who’s the Deputy Minister of Commerce, that of Data Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Tourism Minister, Mohammed Awal and Power Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has come tops among the many listing of names making rounds as potential nominees for the place by the President.
Despite the fact that the title of Herbert Krapa who can also be a Deputy Minister on the Ministry of Commerce has come up, it has been brief down on the premise of lack of expertise.
Among the many 4 names that has come up thus far, sources say that of Michael Okyere Baafi is excessive on the playing cards contemplating the truth that he has learnt quite a bit in his place as Deputy Minister with sturdy hyperlinks with trade gamers as somebody who was former Chief Government Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Free Zones Authority (GFZA).
That’s partly as a result of Oppong Nkrumah, Awal and Dr Opoku Prempeh are all substantive Ministers and performing creditably of their present portfolios.
The New Juaben South MP can also be mentioned to take pleasure in appreciable help from the management of the occasion together with the grassroots of the occasion and his colleague Members of Parliament, most of who’re advocating for him to be elevated to the place of substantive Minister for Commerce contemplating the wealthy expertise he has gathered over time and since turning into Deputy Commerce Minister.
In the meantime, the President is holding his playing cards near his chest, holding Ghanaians guessing who he will get to appoint to switch Alan Kyeremanten who resigned to go and additional his ambitions.
Supply: News Desk Report
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