A Ghanaian Journalist and also Editor-in-Chief for New Crusading Guide newspaper, Mr. Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Junior has called for a drastic reduction in the number of ministers in the next administration of the president elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Speaking in an interview with Accra-base Asaase Radio which was also monitoring by Myghanamedia.com, he (Baako Junior) hinted that the president must critically look at downsizing the huge figures after serving his first term.
According to him, the numbers must change, “we have about 120 ministers now, the numbers must change, the foundation has been laid, I agree the vision determines what you want to do, and what you put in,” he said.
“But obviously the second term, if I had the chance to advise or make an input relative to the president’s decision, I will tell him he should bring them down below maybe around 80″, Mr. Baako said it.
President Akufo-Addo in 2017 came under a heavy public backlash for appointing an “elephant size” government. He later justified the appointment explaining it was necessary to help fast track development in the country.
“I’m aware that people are concerned about what they see as maybe the cost of this large government,” Akufo-Addo admitted in an interview on national television. “It is a necessary investment to make for the rapid transformation of this country.”
He added that the ministers “are coming to work, it is not going to be a holiday.”
Source: Myghanamedia.com / Asaase Radio