Ministerial Appointments The end will justify the means – Nana Addo responds to critics

In responding to criticism over the size of his government which has seen him appoint or nominate 110 ministers, the President said the current challenges of the country demanded the numbers to help him bring the country back on track.

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The brouhaha over the number of ministers and deputies appointed by President Akufo-Addo will mean nothing when the appointees help revive the economy to its full potential.

This is according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

In responding to criticism over the size of his government which has seen him appoint or nominate 110 ministers, the President said the current challenges of the country demanded the numbers to help him bring the country back on track.

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“These are the background and the circumstances that were facing my government and the people of Ghana, hence they need a new paradigm shift to solve the problems,” he stated.

In an interview with Daily Graphic and Ghana Television, he said that he will be justified by the end results of his administration.

“We have a problem and what is the best way? It is better to have men and women capable of serving the nation’s interests and to work to grow the economy… If I succeed, you will soon find out the brouhaha is nothing compared to the success.”

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“I don’t believe that any government in the fourth republic has inherited the challenges that my government has inherited,” President Akufo-Addo stressed to justify his 110 ministers.

“We are talking about a country with a 74 percent GDP-to-debt ratio, a GHc 2.4 billion debt overhang in the energy sector, persistent decline in growth rate, lowest rate of 2.6 percent growth rated in the agriculture sector over the past 20 years, widespread unemployment, the major issue of corruption and the persistent leakage of revenue in our system,” he explained.

The President, therefore, argued that considering the “huge challenges”, confronting his government he needs all hands on deck where needed.

“We need the cooperation of my party and my country that will allow me to deal with all these issues and already the signs are that this government, in spite of these huge challenges, has begun to put some order in the circumstances of our country.”

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has currently appointed a total number of 110 people to serve as ministers, ministers of state and deputies in his administration.

Out of the total 110, 20 are Regional Ministers and their Deputies, 40 ministers for various ministries, with 50 deputies.

By this number, the Nana Addo-led administration would have the highest list of ministers and deputies to serve in any government since the start of the fourth Republic.

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