A Senior Lecturer at the Political Science Department of the University of Ghana, Legon, has charged the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, to create as many ministries he deems fit but must make sure those he places at these ministries perform to expectation.
Dr. Isaac Owusu Mensah explained that Ghanaians will demand from President Akufo-Addo and his government what they want and if he [Nana Addo] believes creating more ministries will help deliver to Ghanaians, then he should ignore the criticism and insults and create them.
Four out of the twelve ministries announced by the President on Wednesday are new to the traditional ministries that run the governance of this country.
These are Ministry for Monitoring and Evaluation, which is expected to be headed by Dr Anthony Akoto Osei, Ministry for Regional Re-organization and Special Projects, expected to be headed by Dan Kwaku Botwe, Ministry for Railways Development, which is expected to be headed by Joe Ghartey, and Ministry for Water Resources and Sanitation, expected to be headed by Joseph Kofi Adda.
Commenting on the creation on Onua FM’s Ghana Dadwene Wednesday, Dr. Owusu Mensah admitted that “the creation of more ministries will increase the budget of the executive but as to whether it will bring positive result depends on the people who have been placed there”.
He charged that “create as many ministry as you want but the most important thing is how to deliver because if you create few, people will talk and if you create more, people will talk so create more and make sure they work”.
The Legon Lecturer said Nana Akufo-Addo has his vision that is why he has created those ministries because the constitution only demands the creation of Ministry of Justice and Attorney General and the President has the prerogative to create as many as he wish.
By Kwaku Antwi-Otoo|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana