Don’t appoint family and friends into your gov’t – Lecturer tells Akufo-Addo

President Akufo-Addo
The Head of History and Political Science Department at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, (KNUST) Dr. Samuel Adu-Gyamfi, has told President Nana Addo Dankwa Addo not to appoint his family members and friends into his second administration.

Dr Adu-Gyamfi said most of the ministers who served in the previous Akufo-Addo government failed to deliver, a situation he believed affected the president in last year’s elections.

To that end, he said the president must be shrewd in the selection of the ministers for his new government.

Speaking in an interview with Johnnie Hughes on TV3’s New Day on Wednesday January 13, ahead of the impending ministerial appointments, Dr Adu-Gyamfi said “I support quota system because of the kind of machoism  and all the concept we have. Look at what happened in parliament.

“So, I support quota system. I believe that, we have good, wonderful and experienced women who must be given opportunities in this government in the second term.

“The men and the boys have tried but I think that they did not do very well. You can see that they did not do well at all, that is why they have seen the kind of results they  have seen.

“They should not tickle themselves, the performance of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the first term was quite abysmally because the expectation of the people were not met.”

He added  “Secondly, it is important that he goes beyond friends, family, cronies and bootlickers and begin to look at individuals who have capacity and have spoken the truth in the private.”

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By Laud Nartey||Ghana