The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Joseph Tetteh, who has recently resigned from his position, has given reasons for his decision.

Mr Tetteh who doubles as the Member of Parliament for Upper Manya Krobo constituency in a letter to the President said his ministerial work is hampering his parliamentary duties and that he would want to concentrate on his constituency to retain the seat in 2020.

According to him, “I am reminded that there is an enormous amount of work to be done to consolidate the gains made in the 2016 election and deepen our footprint in the constituency. I have therefore decided in the best interest of the party and given the heavy demands combining both duties as a Deputy Minister and parliamentarian, particularly for a constituency, whose seat is nascent to our party, to respectfully seek your kind indulgence to tender my resignation with immediate effect. I am of the humble view that redirecting my energies and focus on my parliamentary duties will inure to the benefit of the party as well as myself.”

A statement from the presidency indicated that the President had nominated a lecturer at the Koforidua Technical University, Samuel Nuertey Ayertey, to replace Mr. Tetteh.