The Ministry of Finance has a lot of functions for only two deputy ministers appointed to assist the sector Minister to carry out, Dr John Kwaku Mensah Mawutor, Dean, Graduate Studies at the University of Professional Studies Accra (UPSA) has said.
He told TV3’s Johnnie Hughes on the New Day show on TV3 Friday April 16 that the scope of the work of the Finance Ministry makes it prudent to appoint more then two deputies.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is reported to have named three persons for the position of deputy ministers of finance pending their vetting and approval by the Appointments Committee of Parliament.
The list making rounds in a section of the Ghanaian media indicates that Madam Abena Opare, Mr Charles Adu Boahen and John Kumah have been penciled for the position.
Dr Mawutor endorsed the number of deputy minister nominated by the President.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo earlier in the year revealed that he will be working with twenty eight (28) ministries in his second administration.
This is a fall from the thirty-six (36) ministries he worked with during his first government. He also said he the number of ministers will not exceed eighty five (85).
This is down from the 120 ministers who served in his previous administration, Furthermore, it said the President intends to appoint a Minister for Public Enterprises, who will be operating directly under the ambit of the Presidency, and not from a Ministry.
The Minister will oversee a major restructuring of the entire state-owned enterprises sector to improve the productivity and profitability of the sector.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana