Managing Editor of the Crusading Guide Newspaper, Mr. Kweku Baako Jnr, has stated that he doesn't understand why members of the New Patriotic Party are revolting against President Mahama's last minute appointments and contracts.
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According to the veteran journalist, members of the New Patriotic Party don't have anything to worry about as the incoming administration still reserves the right to defer or reverse these decisions should they deem them unfeasible.
“I don’t get the noise. You have the power to review those things that are within your remit.” said the veteran journalist, speaking on Peace FM's morning show, Kokrokoo.
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President Mahama's 'last ditch' appointment of the heads of two state owned pro-democracy institutions - CHRAJ and NCCE - has drawn staunch criticism from the incoming NPP administration, with some saying that the appointments were done in bad faith.
On the other hand, Mr. Kweku Baako also cited a similar incident in 2009 where President J.A. Kufuor approved the Single Spine Salary Scheme just days before he was to hand over the reigns of government. At that time, then incoming President, the late John Evans Atta Mills, halted implementation of the scheme and only implemented it a year later.
“Whatever it is Kufour did, presented a challenge to the Mills government so the government met with organised labour and stakeholders and decided to defer it at least for a year and implemented it in 2010.
“Obviously the Mills administration suspended the thing, subjected it to review, deferred implementation and began at the time it thought was in the national interest to do so. So what is the big deal," said the managing editor of the Crusading Guide.