- Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has responded to claims of nepotism with regard to his two sons
- According to him, his sons occupy government positions as a result of their qualifications and competencies
- One of his sons is at SSNIT and the other is at the National Communications Authority
The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Maafo, has stated that his sons are currently serving in government due to their qualifications and competencies.
Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Thursday, November 15, 2018, he explained that there was no political influence involved in the process.
Osaafo-Maafo further revealed that his sons were poached into the positions, and not because they bore his name.
He went on to say that if for any reason the name ‘Osafo-Maafo’ should suffer, it should be because of him.
Osarfo-Marfo has come under severe criticisms for what many have described as the strategic positioning of his children into top government positions.
One of his sons works at the Social Security and National Insurance Trust, and the other works at the National Communications Authority.
YEN.com.gh understands that he has also been accused of creating a position for one of them, because prior to the appointment, the portfolio did not exist.
When queried if other Ghanaians were unfit to occupy such offices, he argued that “sometimes you need an external inflow to bring some work ethics and know-how to come and do it and not because he is my son."
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