Spokesperson to President-elect Nana Akufo Addo, Mustapha Hamid has revealed that the soon to be sworn in president is under a lot of pressure from from individuals and other interest groups as he puts together his government to run the affairs of Ghana beginning January 7.
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Speaking on Kasapa FM, Tuesday, Mustapha Hamid stated that though the pressure on President-elect Akufo Addo is mounting by each passing day, Nana Akufo Addo remains focused on the task set before him.
“People are putting pressure on Nana, people are lobbying. Even some of us who are not bigwigs in the party are being pressured by people to facilitate their appointments. We are inundated with CVs from all manner of persons. I’m sure even constituency chairpersons are also feeling this type of pressure, so if I say Nana Akufo Addo is not under pressure I’ll be telling a lie,” he said.
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Mr. Hamid added, “But Nana Akufo Addo is not broken by the pressure, he remains resolute in what he’s doing. He knows what politics is about…lobbying is part of the political process, that is why he’s dropping some of these names so that people know that he’s already made up his mind so they reduce the lobbying. I don’t think he feels that much of a pressure considering that he already knows what he wants to do.”
Soon after Nana Akufo Addo was declared winner of the December 7 general elections, intense lobbying commenced for various positions in government.
Based on the promises made by the party during their campaign, a large section of the public is expectant of an efficient government that will alleviate the many problems Ghanaians and the country face.
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Ghanaians impatiently wait to know who makes it to Nana Akufo Addo’s government which will have the arduous task of ruling the country for the next four years.
The first person Nana Akufo Addo named to be part of his government was Mr Alan Kyeremanten as Minister of Trade and Industry, if approved by parliament.
He has subsequently named Prof. Frimpong Boateng as Minister of Science and Technology and Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto as Agric Minister, subject to Parliamentary approval.
that people know that he’s already made up his mind so they reduce the lobbying. I don’t think he feels that much of a pressure considering that he already knows what he wants to do.”