Political strategist Williams Ansah has opined that President Akufo-Addo is not prepared to reshuffle his non-performing minister.
He was responding to comments made by former President Agyekum Kugour on leaders to have the courage to reshuffle when the need be.
Speaking on the issue of a reshuffle, former President Kufour “I didn’t reshuffle just for the frequency of it. No.”
Using the late Gladys Asmah as an example the former leader said the late Asmah was loyal to me such that “she helped me so much when I was canvassing for president.”
“But along the way, I saw that she was not pulling the support the way I expected from the ladies, the women.
“So I said, perhaps, Mrs. Asmah will be more effective going to the Fisheries [Ministry] to open the fish hub for us [government], so that is how I did the reshuffle.”
“So I didn’t reshuffle just for the frequency of it; no.”
“The president’s role is like the coach; not just a team leader.
“You have to know what your ministers are doing, whether they are being positive or whether they’re just being average when you expect more from them, and you should have the courage to say you don’t belong here, go there, or perhaps sit aside.”
The analyst commenting on the issue described the response from the former president as a food one.
”Former President Kufour understood reshuffling. He understood governance, and that was why he had the courage to reshuffle his non-performing ministers. But when he sits back and watches what is going on, he is not all that comfortable,” he said on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.
Mr. Williams Ansah indicated that although the President had reshuffled some ministers, it was not significant.
He predicted that the President would reshuffle in the middle of 2023.
He went on to say that the Finance Minister should have been fired, but the President is unwilling to change him.