DNA tests should be carried out on all gov't appointees to check nepotism - Anyidoho

DNA tests should be carried out on all gov't appointees to check nepotism - Anyidoho

The former NDC Deputy General Secretary, Koku Anyidoho, is unhappy with his party’s claim that only family and friends are employed in Akufo-Addo's government whiles the people of Ghana are faced with hardship.

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According to him, nepotism in government is an age long thing where those who wield political power tend to favour members of their family more than others.

He however underscored the need for a DNA test to be carried out on all government appointees before they assume office if nepotism would really have to stop.

This, according to him, would help reduce the rate at which family and friends are recruited to head institutions in the country.

Speaking on NEAT FM’s morning show ‘Ghana Montie’, he jabbed the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for wasting time to fight nepotism, whilst there were hardship issues confronting citizens.

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“... If we are against nepotism, then sooner we [NDC] will request for DNA test to appoint people when we win the next election,” he said.

He argued that politicians ought to stop “insulting the intelligence of the public,” when it comes to the issue of nepotism.

“Let us not stretch this nepotism thing too much. As a Christian, I [Koku] ask myself, Jesus Christ had 12 disciples, James and John were they not the sons of Zebedee. So when we are being confronted with hardships, no jobs, bad roads, bad infrastructure and we want to swim in seas of nepotism? I don’t buy into it."The NDC indicated that at least 51 persons related to the President have been appointed into government.

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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that the general secretary for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has disclosed that the ‘family and friend’ agenda is present in all governments.

According to him, the 'family and friends appointments' in the Akufo-Addo government is disproportionate as they outnumber other governments.

He added that Akufo-Addo is not the only president running a government full of relatives and cronies but the number of family and friends he superintends over is unprecedented.

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