The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has told the Minority in Parliament not to approve President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s new ministerial nominees.
The NDC said it has long expressed concern over the very large size of the current government and shares the views 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.”
Despite numerous appeals, the main opposition party said in a statement on Sunday February 19 signed by General Secretary Foifi Kwetey that, President 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.Enough is enough.”
President Akufo-Addo appointed Adansi Asokwa MP KT Hammond as Minister for Trade pending approval by Parliament.
Abetifi MP Bryan Acheampong is heading to the Ministry of Food and Agriculture. Former Director-General (DG) of the State Interests and Governance Authority (SIGA) Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng (Asa B) is heading to Chieftaincy.
Stephen Amoah, Nhyiaeso MP is now Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry.
Dr Mohammed Amin Anta is now Minister of State for Finance replacing Charles Adu Boahen.
Below is the full list.
- Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T Hammond has been appointed Minister-designate for Trade and Industry.
2. Member of Parliament for Abetifi, Brian Acheampong has been appointed Minister-designate for Food and Agriculture.
3. Member of Parliament for Karaga, Mohammed Amin Adam, who was stationed at the Energy Ministry as deputy Minister has been given a new post. He has been appointed Minister of State at the Finance Ministry. He is set to replace Charles Adu Boahen.
4. Stephen Asamoah Boateng has been appointed Minister-designate for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
5. Hebert Krapah, who was Deputy Minister at the Trade Ministry has been moved to the Energy Ministry as Deputy Minister-designate. He replaces Mohammed Amin Adam.
6. Meanwhile, Dr Stephen Amoah is now Deputy Minister-designate for Trade and Industry to replace Herbert Krapah.
7. Member of Parliament for Akuapem South, Osei Bonsu Amoah, has been appointed Minister of State at the Local Government and Rural Development Ministry.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com