- John Jinapor has called on President Akufo-Addo to cut down the size of his government in the wake of the deadly coronavirus and the current lockdown
- He said the current outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown situation in Ghana does not justify the large number of Ministers and Staffers at the Presidency
- John Jinapor added that Akufo-Addo must demonstrate leadership and commitment by cutting down his large government
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Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, John Jinapor has called on President Akufo-Addo to cut down the size of his government in the wake of the deadly coronavirus and the current lockdown.
He said the troubling COVID-19 and the lockdown situation that is crippling the operation of businesses leading to job cuts do not warrant a large number of Ministers and Staffers at the Presidency.
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Speaking in Parliament on Monday, March 30, 2020, the former Deputy Power Minister insisted that the dangerous times we current in should compel the President to exhibit his commitment to having the interest of Ghana at heart and reduce the size of his government to minimize expenditure to save money for other socio-economic activities in these trying moments.
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“As the Minister said, hotels and businesses are laying off workers in order to ensure that they cover their cost. This is the time for President Akufo-Addo to reduce the size of his ministers. Mr. Speaker, the President must demonstrate leadership and commitment.
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He must send a signal to the people of Ghana that he is in charge and prepared to sacrifice. We cannot have a Ministry with four Ministers. We cannot have a system with all those bloated Presidential staffers feeding at the place of government.”
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo asked people to stay home as some major parts of the country undergo two weeks lockdown.
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On March 27, 2020, President Nana Akufo-Addo, as part of his initiative to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus gave a directive to the security agencies to lockdown some regions in the country -Accra, Tema, Kasoa, and Kumasi.
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