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Saturday 15 December 2018
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President Akufo-Addo Sacks Boakye Agyarko

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has sacked his Energy minister Boakye Agyarko after he reviewed a power purchase deal which critics say “makes no sense”.

The sack comes after a pro-government newspaper the Statesman reported the President was mislead when he okay the agreement for parliamentary consideration.

Boakye Agyarko has been at the Presidency but met with the Chief of Staff Frema Opare. He was been under growing public pressure on him to resign with workers of the Volta River Authority the latest to call for his sack.

A statement signed by the Presidency’s Communications Director Eugene Arhin said the Lands and Natural Resources minister John Peter Amewu has been tasked to take over until a subtantive appointment is made.

He said the departure of the minister is in the interest of the Ghanaian public and the Akufo-Addo government. He becomes the first minister under the Akufo-Addo government to lose his job.

The sack comes after a pro-government newspaper the Statesman reported the President was mislead when he okay the agreement for parliamentary consideration.

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