The debate over the appointment of 110 Ministers and Deputies under the Nana Akufo-Addo led administration has been described by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) as an ‘’Obolo’’ government.
National Chairman, Kofi Portuphy at a press briefing posited that the appointments by the president is only job for the unemployed supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
‘’One pledge that stood out in the heavily plagiarized inaugural speech of president Akufo-Addo was the protection of the public purse.
Protecting the public purse implies among others avoiding a large and unwieldy government that becomes a drain on the state resources.
It means installing a lean government that uses minimal resources to obtain an optimal output.
That is what every competent chief executive does. Since taking office however, everything the NPP government has done points to the exact opposite.
Ghana is now burdened with unprecedented 110 ministers and deputy ministers.
This obolo government has now been turned into a job creation venture for prominent but unemployed members of the NPP.
President Akufo-Addo says he needs a 110 ministers for the efficient performance of his government so he has appointed minister for national security, minister for defense, minister for interior, national security advisor, deputy minister for defense, deputy minister for interior in addition to the IGP, National security coordinator, yet with so many appointees in the security apparatus they could not contain a small force like Delta Force.’’
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