Akoto Osei Insists It Is Too Early
Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, Hon. Anthony Osei Akoto, has stated that it would be politically incorrect for President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reshuffle his ministers at this time.
He argued that one year is too short for the presidency and Ghanaians in general, to make proper assessment of the ministers, who are currently serving under the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.
In this regard, Hon. Osei Akoto, who is also the NPP Member of Parliament (MP) for Tafo/Pankrono in Kumasi, has suggested that President Akufo-Addo should maintain his appointees at their present ministries at least for one more year.
According to Monitoring and Evaluation Minister, the current ministers have used the first year to get proper understanding of their ministries and so they could deliver to the satisfaction of all and sundry, starting from this year.
“In my personal opinion, I think it is not appropriate for the president to reshuffle his ministers and appointees after just one year in political office”, the Tafo/Pankrono MP said on radio in Kumasi.
He added “Most of the ministers were new to their ministries so they have used the first year to study the terrain and they are now abreast with the situation on the ground so they can work to perfection this year”.
Akoto Osei also admitted that the government was a bit slow in delivering its promises during its first year, attributing the slow pace of delivery by government to legal and other documentation processes.
The Tafo/Pankrono MP, sounding confident, said the right foundation had been laid for a speedy growth of the economy, this year, saying that Ghanaians would experience massive growth soon.
Hon. Akoto Osei also praised President Akufo-Addo’s administration for working assiduously to stabilize the Ghana Cedi, noting that the Ghana currency suffered a free depreciation when the NDC were in political office.
He stated that plans are also in the pipeline by government to reduce electricity tariff so that the economic burden on the citizenry would be reduced so that the people could live a comfortable life.
By: Kwadwo Essel/ thePublisher