Life-changing News

NDC warns its MPs not to approve ministerial nominees

National Executives of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have cautioned the Minority Caucus in Parliament not to approve any of the new ministerial nominees.

According to the party, this is in line with calls by Ghanaians asking President Nana Akufo-Addo to reduce the size of his government to reflect the current economic challenges biting everyone hard.

The NDC in a statement signed by General Secretary, Fifi Kwetey indicated that the party has long expressed concern about the very large size of the current government and shares the views of most Ghanaians, including Civil Society, that it must be reduced bearing in mind the current economic mess.

“Despite numerous appeals, President Akufo Addo has quite characteristically, remained adamant and tone deaf.”

“The leadership of the NDC, has, against this backdrop, directed the Minority caucus in Parliament not to approve any of the new ministerial nominees and to further push for a reduction in the size of government with a view to reducing the needless drain on scarce public resources,” the statement said.

The party stressed in this moment of haircuts, the most important thing the government can do is to do a ‘governmental haircut’.

“Our directive to the minority in parliament, we believe strongly aligns with the genuine sentiments of most Ghanaians. Enough is enough,” the statement said.

The Ministers Designate include: Mr Kobina Tahir Hammond, Trade and Industry; Mr Bryan Acheampong, Food and Agriculture; and Mr Stephen Asamoah Boateng, Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.

The others are Dr Mohammed Amin Adam, Minister of State at the Ministry of Finance; and Mr Osei Bonsu Amoah, Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development and Dr Stephen Amoah, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.

The Appointment Commitment of Parliament will on Monday, February 20, hold public hearing to vet the nominees.

error: Content is protected !!