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21-Jan-2016  
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The Seat of Government has strongly denied alleged leaked list of President John Dramani Mahama’s new appointees in a reshuffle.

A purported statement from government which went viral on Thursday morning stated inter alia that Minister of Finance Seth Terkper has been sacked and replaced with Dr. Sipa Yankey, CEO of the Ghana Gas Company. 

According to the report signed by the Chief of Staff Julius Debrah, the President has appointed - Dr. Spio Garbrah as Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Hannah Tetteh to the Ministry of Gender and Social Protection, Hon. Lee Ocran as Labour and Employment Minister, Hon. Kwesi Awhoi as Defence Minister and Hon. John Jinapor as Minister of Power.

The president however thanked Hon. Haruna Iddrisu (MP), Hon. Benjamin Kunbour (MP) and Hon. Seth Tepker for their wonderful contribution to the government and wished them well – this indicated that the trio have been totally shelved from the Mahama-led administration in an election year.

However – moments after Peacefmonline.com published the statement which was received from a reliable source within the ruling National Democratic Congress [NDC] – the Flagstaff House swiftly denied the ‘leaked’ ministerial reshuffle in a Facebook post saying "all official statements are usually issued via the official email address or Facebook page".

Communications Minister, Dr Omane Boamah also described the news as "false" in an sms message to Peacefmonline.com.


Below is a reproduction of the post on the seat of government's social media portal.

Statement from Flagstaff House reads:

Good morning.

Kindly ignore a list of new 'appointments' making the rounds via WhatsApp platforms. The Office of the President has issued no such statement. All official statements are first issued via the official email address and posted on the Flagstaff House Facebook Page.
Thanks,
SxD.
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Media Office
Flagstaff House Communications Bureau
Office of the President
Flagstaff House
Kanda- Accra
Ghana


Meanwhile, some key NDC members believe the statement might have been leaked before the scheduled time.
 





Employment and Labour Minister, Haruna Iddrisu was reported to have been sacked
 
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