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Nana Addo rewarded 110 loyalists; NDC must learn from it - Alhaji Dori

President Nana Akufo-Addo’s decision to appoint 110 ministers has generated an outburst from some members of the National Democratic Congress but one leading member of the party, Alhaji Ibrahim Dori, has refused to share their sentiment.

He has rather praised the president for rewarding loyal NPP members with his recent appointment.

The former NDC aspirant for Bawku Central constituency informed Peacefmonline.com that President Nana Akufo-Addo is right to have rewarded loyal and hardworking members of his party with ministerial positions.

According to Alhaji Dori, “running a government is a matter that must be seen spearheaded by competent members from within the party who worked hard to bring the party into power and that their appointments to designated ministries have created jobs for them. And based on that I believe is not farfetched regardless of the number.”

President Akufo-Addo has come under severe criticisms after new appointments he made on Wednesday brought the number of ministers and deputy ministers to 110.

With this number of appointees, Akufo Addo’s government becomes the biggest ever in the Fourth Republic. The previous NPP government led by former President John Agyekum Kufuor had 88 ministers, the Mills administration that succeeded it had 69 ministerial appointees while the Mahama administration, had 78 ministerial appointments.

Some members of the NDC have argued that the size of Nana Addo’s government would have some implications on the public purse but to Alhaji Dori, the appointments would rather encourage other members of the NPP to work tirelessly to make this administration successful.

“It shows a clear commitment on the part of NPP government to want to compensate and reward loyal and committed members of the party by giving them such appointments and to a large extend reinforces further hard working members of the party to continue to work tirelessly to see the party remain in government with the hope of being rewarded in same gesture”, he said.

He therefore called on executive members of the NDC to emulate the trend set by the NPP and reward people who have done their best for the party.

“Indeed, 110 ministers isn’t a small number but it's necessary to consolidate strong party support base from hard working party members. It is therefore a wakeup call to the NDC and any other political party not to ignore and deny its support base”, he advised.

Source: Peace FM

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