The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has directed the Minority Caucus in Parliament not to approve any of the new ministerial nominees recently announced by the Presidency.
According to a statement signed by its General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey, the move is intended to prevent the government from expanding its already massive government.
“The NDC has long expressed concern over the very large size of the current government and shares the views of most Ghanaians, including Civil Society, that it must be reduced bearing in mind the current massive economic mess, the country has been plunged into by the Akufo-Addo/ Bawumia government,” the statement said,
He added that despite numerous appeals to President Akufo Addo to reduce the size of his government, he (Akufo Addo) has quite characteristically, remained adamant and tone-deaf.
“The leadership of the NDC, has, against this backdrop, directed the Minority caucus in Parliament NOT to approve any of the new ministerial nominees and to further push for a reduction in the size of government with a view to reducing the needless drain on scarce public resources”
“In this moment of haircuts, the most important thing the government can do is to do a “governmental haircut”. Our directive to the minority in parliament, we believe strongly aligns with the genuine sentiments of most Ghanaians,” the statement added.
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