The Member of Parliament for Evalue-Ajomoro Gwira constituency and Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Catherine Abelema Afeku, has been moved from the Ministry.
Catherine is being moved to the office of the Senior Minister as Minister of State at the Office of the President.
This announcement was made in a press statement signed by Eugene Arhin, Director of Communications at the Presidency.
“Hon. Catherine Afeku Member of Parliament for Evalue-Ajomoro Gwira constituency and former Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture is now a Minister of State at the office of the President, assigned to the office of the Senior Minister,” the release stated.
Since her appointment as Minister in 2017, a lot of people in the tourism and creative industry have criticised her for underperforming.
Some had even called on the President to fire her from her post.
However, there are others who had also expressed the opinion that she did her best to project the ministry.
The big question is, is the incoming minister Barbara Oteng Gyasi going to perform to the satisfaction of the stakeholders in the tourism and arts industry?
The statement from the presidency also made other re-assignments and named seven persons for Deputy Minister positions.
“President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will expedite the vetting of the
Minister-designate for Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, the Regional Minister-designate for Upper West, as well as the deputy Ministers-designate for Aviation,
Lands and Natural Resources, and Health so they can assume their respective
offices as quickly as possible,” the statement added.