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We need Ministerial Reforms to place cap on number of people appointed-Lecturer

Written by  Aug 10, 2018
Political science lecturer at the Methodist University, Dr Osei Bonsu-Wusu has underscored the need for the current administration to reform the ministerial appointments just like the public sector reforms. Reacting to the reshuffling done by the president, the lecturer said, he was not surprised but was expecting the number of ministers to have reduced drastically to save us some money. Speaking in an interview with Nyankonton mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he opined that, the ‘obolo size’ governance practiced in the country is having a negative impact on our public purse hence the need for us to reform the ministerial appointments. On the reassigning of Mr Kofi Adda, Dr Bonsu-Wusu said he gathered information that, the former minister was not allocated with the needed resources to work and that affected his performance, adding, it would have better to keep him at the ministry than reassign him because the new person will also under perform if she is not allocated the needed resources. The President Nana Addo is guided by Article 78 (2) of the constitution in making his appointments. President Nana Akufo-Addo has currently appointed a total number of 112 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, 42 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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