Cape Verde: New ministers sworn in after government reshuffle

The Cape Verdean President, José Maria Neves, will swear in on Wednesday the new ministers nominated by the Prime minister, who readjusted the government after Arlindo do Rosário left to become ambassador to China, it was announced yesterday.
The Presidency of the Republic of Cabo Verde said in a statement that the head of state, José Maria Neves, accepted the proposed government reshuffle, presented by Prime Minister Ulisses Correia e Silva.
José Maria Neves signed today the presidential decrees, which remove Arlindo do Rosário as Health Minister and Filomena Gonçalves as Minister of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs.
Neves also accepted the nominations of Filomena Gonçalves for Minister of Health and Janine Lélis to be the new Minister of State in charge of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and Parliamentary Affairs, accumulating with National Defense and Territorial Cohesion.
The inaugurations will take place at 16:00 local time (18:00 in Lisbon), at the Presidency of the Republic, in the city of Praia.
This is the second change in the Government of the X legislature, which began in May 2021, after the resignation in November of the same year of Paulo Veiga as Minister of Sea, a portfolio that is now assumed by Abraão Vicente, accumulating with Culture and Creative Industries.
With these changes, the Cape Verdean government, politically supported by the Movement for Democracy (MpD), has one less minister (not counting the prime minister), from 17 to 16, and continues with the nine secretaries of state.
The governing body sworn in on May 20, 2021 has grown to a record 28 members in relation to the 9th legislature, including the prime minister, 18 ministers (including one deputy prime minister and two ministers of state), and nine secretaries of state.