Ghana does not need 60 deputy ministers - Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

Ghana does not need 60 deputy ministers - Mahama tells Akufo-Addo

- NDC flagbearer for election 2020 has challenged Akufo-Addo to downsize his government for effectiveness and efficiency

- Mahama says the currency NPP government must reduce the size of its appointees by about 40 Ministers and Deputy Ministers to reduce government expenditure

- According to John Mahama the number of ministers and deputies are having a negative toll on the country’s budget

Former president John Dramani Mahama says some ministerial positions under the Akufo-Addo government is burdening the state financially.

He opined that, President Akufo-Addo must immediately cut the size of his government in order to reduce expenditure.

Mahama said this during a closed-door meeting with some disappointed business owners and importers in his office.

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For example, he said the positions of Senior Minster and Ministers for Procurement, Monitoring and Evaluation, Business Development, Special Initiatives, among others, should be scrapped to save the national purse.

“…there can be no justification for some of the ministerial portfolios created by this administration.”

President Akufo-Addo raised many eyebrows when he named a whopping 110 ministers in his government, with certain quarters questioning the rationale behind such a sizable government.

The number increased from 110 to 123 following the appointment of ministers and deputy ministers to the six newly created regions.

Mahama has challenged President Akufo-Addo to cut down the size of his government in order to balance the national budget.

According to him, having about 40 Ministers and Deputy Ministers to bring efficiency to the government.

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The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer added that he will reduce the size of the government should he win the 2020 elections. earlier reported that former president John Dramani Mahama has described debunked media reportage that he has selected Professor Kwesi Botchwey as his running mate.

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