The Lands and Natural Resources Minister will serve as acting Minister of Energy until a substantive Minister is appointed.
This follows the dismissal of Mr. Boakye Agyarko as Energy Minister.
According to a statement issued by the Communication Directorate at the Presidency on Monday, August 6, 2018, President Akufo-Addo ordered Boakye Agyarko to hand over to the Mr. Amewu with immediate effect.
Mr. Amewu “will act temporarily until a substantive Minister of Energy is appointed,” the statement said.
“The President wishes Mr. Boakye Agyarko well in his future endeavors,” the statement added.
Boakye Agyarko’s dismissal is not yet known, but critics attribute it to the controversial renegotiated Ameri energy deal which has caused uproar especially among the Minority in parliament.