Special aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, Joyce Bawah Mogtari is baffled President Akufo-Addo did not assign one of the Deputy Trade and Industry Ministers to take over from Alan Kyerematen after his resignation.

On Thursday, January 5, the Trade Minister officially tendered his resignation to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Subsequently, on Friday, January 6, the President accepted the resignation of Alan Kyerematen and thanked him for his services.

In a release from the Communications Directorate of the Jubilee House, the President named Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta as caretaker Minister of the Ministry of Trade and Industry until a substantive Minister is appointed.

Reacting to that announcement, Joyce Bawah Mogtari has shared that if Deputy Ministers cannot be trusted to get the job done when Ministers are not around then perhaps Ghana needs to scrap that office.

“Why do you appoint a Deputy Minister If he or she cannot act as Minister in the absence of the substantive minister, then we must scrap the position of Deputy Minister! Thank you,” she shared in a post on Twitter.



Not only Joyce Bawah Mogtari, but several others have questioned the naming of Ken Ofori-Atta as caretaker Trade Minister.

Many continue to argue that one of the Deputy Ministers who worked under Alan Kyerematen should have been given the job in an acting capacity.