Ministerial Appointments Justification for 110 ministers 'senseless' - Asiedu Nketia

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The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has described the justification by the Akufo-Addo government to work with 110 ministers as ‘senseless’.

The Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid has said in interviews that the government did not promise a lean government during the campaign but rather an efficient one.

play Minister of Information, Mustapha Hamid

 

According to him, the problems of the country meant that there was the need for a strong and ‘competent army’.

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However in his response, the chief scribe of the NDC in an interview with Accra-based TV3 said “when I heard the list of ministers and I heard they were holding a press conference, I thought they would have some good reasons to tell Ghanaians. But they have just insulted us further by saying that we did not promise a lean government.”

“They must come out to tell us what it is in terms of value for money that we would gain as a nation out of those appointments. But just to come and say that we didn’t promise a lean government so we are at liberty to do whatever we wish, I think it is rather rubbing pepper in the wound. 

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The argument that the economy is so destroyed that they need a bigger team to do work also doesn’t make sense.”

Ghanaians on social media have also not taken kindly to the explanations with some questioning if this was ‘the change’ the new government promised while in opposition.

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