Reduce the ‘elephant-sized’ appointees in your next government— Akufo-Addo told
Reduce the ‘elephant-sized’ appointees in your next government–— Akufo-Addo told
Senior Research Fellow at Kumasi Technical University (KsTU), Dr Smart Sarpong has advised the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reduce the “elephant-sized” ministerial appointees in his second term.
According to him, the national purse will be protected if the president-elect slash down the number of ministers in his second term.
Speaking in a media interview, Dr Sarpong stated that there were some ministries as well as ministers whose services were not relevant, thus his call.
Ministry of Regional Reorganisation and Development as well as Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation, among others, he cited were some of the ministries that should be dissolved to reduce “cost and waste.”
“The cluster of ministers must be reduced to at most 70 or 80,” Dr Sarpong added.
President Akufo-Addo in 2017 after his swore-in appointed a number of 125 ministers, a move most Ghanaians from all the political divides spoke against and considered as “outrageous.”
After the re-election of the president, Dr Sarpong insisted that President Akufo-Addo should effect a 50 per cent reduction in his ministerial appointees to instil confidence in the populace.
“Some of us believe that the overwhelming number of ministers doesn’t work. It only creates avenue for corruption, hence the president must return to the drawing board and restrategise number of ministers going forward into his second-term administration,” he added.