General public expectations of Akufo Addo’s 2nd term ministerial appointments
The public shared their thoughts on the impact of minimum and maximum number under President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's second term.
A section of the general public in an interview with Soiree News have expressed their views with regards to the appointment of Ministers in President Akufo Addo’s second term in office and called for a reduction in the size of government.
Prior to this, the Dean of the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College (GAFCSC), Dr Vladimir Antwi-Danso, has urged President Akufo-Addo to consider having a lean sized government.
He said having a lean government would cut down the cost of expenditure and ensure efficiency through hard work.
The Dean said the 1992 Constitution stipulates that “There shall be a Cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice-President and not less than 10 and not more than 19 Ministers of State”.
He explained that the Constitution required there should not be more than 19 cabinet ministers but the President could appoint additional ministers (who are not cabinet members) depending on his agenda.
Meanwhile, some section of the Sunyani public is of the view that the introduction of some ministries in the Akufo Addo administration was of no need.
"The president should limit the number of appointees. He should also not delegate people from his tribal line but involve others to enable a fair share of the national cake," a woman told.
"Reducing his Ministers will constraint what he wants to do for Ghanaians. He knows best and so appointing many is not the issue. What we expect is his delivery in his final term," another added.
"The president should try as much as possible to fulfil promises he made which won him power. honouring them will make him credible and improve the chances of the NPP next year," one expressed.