The year 2018 will very likely be one that president Akufo-Addo and his government will not forget in a hurry.
A number of decisions taken by his administration has left a sour taste in the mouths of a cross-section of Ghanaians.
YEN.com.gh has sampled seven choices made by the Akufo-Addo administration that had Ghanaians talking for a long time:
1. National cathedral:
The decision of the government to build a national cathedral has received mixed reactions from Ghanaians. One of the main areas of concern has been the source of funding for the construction of the edifice.
2. Not reducing size of government:
The size of president Akufo-Addo's government has been an issue that may never go away anytime soon. It is on record to be the largest government ever to be constituted in the world.
3. Collapse of banks:
Seven banks have been collapsed and subsumed under different banks since the Akufo-Addo administration took charge of government business on January 7, 2017. Capital and UT banks were taken over by GCB Bank, and five others were brought together to form the consolidated bank.
4. Dismissal of EC boss:
Former Electoral Commission (EC) chairperson, Charlotte Osei, and her two deputies were removed from office after charges of the “misbehaviour and incompetence” were levelled against them.
The removal was on the recommendation of a committee set up by the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to investigate alleged acts of corruption, misconduct and misbehaviour by the three commissioners.
5. Failing to acknowledge corruption in his administration:
Reports of corruption have been leveled against some public officials since the present administration took office.
YEN.com.gh understands that the president is yet to officially acknowledge acts of corruption in his government.
6. Failing to acknowledge or take responsibility for economic hardship, loss of jobs:
Following the collapse of the banks, as well as other significant incidents, issues of economic hardships and losses of jobs appear to have been relegated to the background.
7. Change of Flagstaff House to Jubilee House:
Another significant incident that caught the attention of Ghanaians was the change of the name of the seat of the government from Flagstaff House to Jubilee House. This did not go down well with some people, as it was primarily interpreted as a political act.
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