Prof. Henry K Prempeh
Executive Director of the Centre for Democratic Development-Ghana has asked President Akufo-Addo to prune the number of ministers.
Henry Kwasi Prempeh believes the 110 ministers, the highest number ever recorded in the history of Ghana, have no direct impact on the economic performance, hence the need for the president to reduce the tally.
“…It is a bad precedent…especially if you make a connection between that and turning around the economy…because there is no theory between the number of ministers and how quickly you turn around the economy” Professor Prempeh told Joy News’ Raymond Acquah on UpFront programme.
He added that if that were the case, “then any president can say in order for me to deliver my agenda, I need 200, and do not judge me until I finish my term”.
“I remain unpersuaded that we need this number”, he reiterated.
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Prof. Prempeh’s comments come ahead of Nana Akufo-Addo’s assessment of his ministers.
All ministerial appointees of the Akufo-Addo administration are expected to justify their continued stay in office as the President engages them in a face to face encounter for them to justify the work they have done thus far.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo has stated that he is unfazed by the complaints about the size of his government.
Mr. Akufo-Addo told journalists at his recent meeting with the press that, he was impressed with what his ministers had done so far and that he had no intentions of reducing the number.
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