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The first-term Akufo-Addo government overall had 36 substantive ministers and seven ministers of state. There were also 48 deputy ministers and 16 regional ministers, as well as 16 deputy regional ministers. This brought the total number of ministers and deputy ministers to 123.
In all, 22 individuals who were members of the seventh parliament and served in various ministerial and deputy ministerial portfolios will no longer hold those positions, or any other ministerial jobs, in the second-term government of President Akufo-Addo.
Former deputy minister of agriculture Hon. George Oduro, Hon. Siaka Stephens former deputy Bono regional minister and also former mp for jaman north, Hon. Yaw Afful former aviation minister and former mp jaman south, Hon. Anthony Karbo former deputy roads minister, Hon. Paul Essien former jomoro mp and former deputy minister for chieftaincy affairs, Hon. Barbara Oteng Gyasi former mp prestea huni valley and former minister of tourism, arts and culture and the likes.
The number is expected to go down by at least 30% as the president seeks to trim his government machinery. It is expected the number of deputy ministers will fall considerably, and that some ministries will be scrapped or merged
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