The looming cabinet reshuffle has already started causing some jittery nights to some Ministers and Aides at the seat of Presidency, as information available to this blog indicates that Messers Mahama Ayariga and Koku Anyidohu, Presidential Spokesperson and Director of Communications respectively are to be fired.
According to sources, the two communicators who speak for the President, last week, placed calls to the phone of a very senior journalist who has very close links with the President and meets him often, to ascertain whether they would be given the sack or not.
“They are going to be fired; the President is sick and tired of all the lapses in the communications machinery and he has decided to deal with the matter. The Vice President is also very worried,” Castle sources said.
According to the sources, “Their fate precariously hangs in the balance; it is a done deal.”
Mahama Ayariga, a former Member of Parliament for Bawku Central, was appointed by the President as his spokesperson but sources say the two communicators are going to have their positions scrapped for non-performance and “unguarded utterances Koku usually spews.”
This blog has also gathered that the President’s action to relief the two men of their positions was restore sanity into the communication set-up at the Castle.
Koku Anyidohu, the President’s best friend created his current post for himself so that he can be recognized after he was sacked from the Bank and became a columnist for the Ghanaian Lens newspaper under the pen name “Thoughts of Uncle JB”.
Mr. Koku Anyidohu placed a call to the landline of the said editor wanting to know from him his fate as to whether his name was on the list of the possible ‘push-outs’ come the reshuffle whist his colleague also called one of the many mobile numbers of the same editor.
There are rumours doing the rounds that Hon. Fritz Baffour, who has been tipped to replace Hon Zita Okaikoi, the current Minister of Information, has started meeting some editors and also going on radio stations to inform the citizenry about government’s programme, one such was at Obonu Fm, a Tema based radio station.