Presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has promised to merge Aviation, Railways & Transport ministries if elected President in 2024.
The former president opined that there are too many ministries with similar functions under the current New Patriotic Party administration.
He noted that these ministries are unnecessary and are draining the country’s finances.
He made the remarks at a meeting with the leadership of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) in Accra on Tuesday.
“We will merge ministerial portfolios to prune down the number of ministries drastically. For instance, I don’t see why we have an Aviation Ministry, Railways Ministry, Transport Ministry, and all the other ministries. Local Government Ministry, Business Development Ministry.
“We will reduce waste and cause overruns, institutional borrowing and breaches in public procurement rules. We will ensure compliance in internal and external control systems,” he stated.