Reshuffle mere remix of Akufo-Addo’s failed govt

The Minority in Parliament has reacted to President Akufo-Addo’s ministerial reshuffle.

The reshuffle was announced by director of communication at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, in a press release dated February 14, 2024.

The release mentioned the exit of the Finance minister, Ken Ofori-Atta from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration.

Some ministers who have also been removed include Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Works and Housing Minis Francis Asenso Boakye, Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Health, Kwasi Anoako Attah, Roads and Highways, Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Hon. Dr. Kwaku Afriyie, Gender, Children and Social Protection Hon. Lariba Abudu, Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Devt Hon. Dan Botwe, Sanitation and Water Resources Hon. Freda Prempeh, Tourism, Arts and Culture Ibrahim Mohammed Awal, Greater Accra Region Hon. Henry Quartey, Oti Region Mr. Joseph Makubu.

Reacting to the development in a statement signed by the Minority Leader, Casiel Ato Forson, the minority described the reshuffle as a mere remix of the Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia’s failed government.

According to the minority, the best way to end the suffering and hardships of Ghanaians would have been for both President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Alhaji Bawumia to resign.

“It is also too little too late, coming barely nine (9) months to the exit of the government. Neither will it solve the suffering and hardships confronting the people of Ghana as a result of the bad governance and massive uncontrolled corruption of the Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia’s government.

“These injury time reserves, who have been on the bench for more than seven years without warm-up, cannot make any meaningful impact in the remaining nine (9) months to salvage the sinking ship and the massive economic mess created by Alhaji Bawumia and his economic mismanagement team.”

“The tenure of this government has been characterized by excessive borrowing, unsustainable debt, an economic crisis, high appetite for taxes, poor governance, reckless and wasteful expenditures, siphoning of state resources into private pockets of government appointees, as well as state capture by family and friends of the President and his Vice.”

“For the records, President Akufo-Addo has at all material times remained obstinate and defiant when the subject of reshuffle came up for discussion. For example, he rebuffed nearly 100 NPP Members of Parliament who demanded the immediate resignation of outgoing Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta,” excerpts of the statement read.

Ghana | | Vivian Adu


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