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Vol 44 No 10

Published 16th May 2003


Ghana

Musical chairs

President John Agyekum Kufuor's late March cabinet changes brought in some younger ministers and deputy ministers, but were dismissed by the opposition National Democratic Congress as 'more recycle than reshuffle'. The only minister dropped was Edward Osei-Kwaku, from Youth and Sports; the apparent losers had their demotions finessed by the addition of new responsibilities to their new portfolios. But the changes leave ample room for conflict between ministers with overlapping mandates, especially in economics, transport and education.

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