Ghana does not need a bloated number of ministers, hence a Progressive People’s Party (PPP) government will scale down the total number of ministers to 40, flag bearer of the party, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has said.
“We will reduce the number of ministers of state to 40. That includes all of them, whether they are in the region or deputies or ministers of state. That will be made possible because we will rely on professional civil servants,” he stressed while addressing a news conference at the party’s headquarters in Accra on Monday August 15.
According to the three-time presidential nominee, in order to ensure an effective administration, there was the need to rationalise the size of government.
Though there are no constitutional limits on the number of ministers to be appointed by a president, the current number of 72 ministers of state, including deputy and regional ministers in President John Mahama's government, is seen by the PPP flag bearer as too high and costly.