Reshuffle your ministers if you have the men – Gyampo to Akufo-Addo

A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana has challenged the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) headed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reshuffle his underperforming ministers and bring competent persons to salvage the country from its dire state.

Professor Ransford Gyampo said if President Akufo-Addo fails to heed the advice it connotes the elephant party probably, had no ‘men’ as touted during the 2016 and 2020 elections.

He states reshuffling those at the helm of affairs will aid the party in its bid to maintain office in the 2024 general elections.

“If the NPP truly has the MEN and really believes in breaking the eight, then it must rescue itself from the government that cannot reshuffle to bring on board new ideas to sail us through our current economic woes,” he said in a social media post on Wednesday morning.

Amidst the present predicaments, there have been several calls on President Akufo-Addo to dismiss his non-performing appointees and introduce capable persons to turn things around.

However, the President has rejected the calls.

In August, President Nana Akufo-Addo said he has no immediate plans to change his cabinet.

The President stated that his appointees were living up to his expectations when speaking on Tamale’s North Star radio station.

Even though President Akufo-Addo claimed to continuously review his ministers’ work, he felt that “many of them have done fantastic work for me.” The amount of work they have produced is what I consider.

President Akufo-Addo continued, “If the output measures expectations, then I don’t have any good grounds to heed the appeal.”

The President also thinks requests for a rearrangement occasionally have hidden agendas.

“The calls are made for a variety of reasons, including the NDC’s desire to topple the government. There are others who are seeking employment.”


By: Bernard Ralph Adams | | Ghana

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