Prof. Kojo Yankah, the founder and former president of the African University of Communications (AUCC) has asked President Akufo-Addo to reduce the size of his cabinet to save taxpayers money, and stabilize the nation's funds.
According to Prof. Yankah, who disapproved of the new ministries to be created, the new government can still fulfill the promises it made to the people by allowing one ministerial head to oversee two sectors.
A former minister of state, Prof Yankah took to his Facebook page not long after President Akufo-Addo named his second batch of nominees, to express his view that a ministry could have been efficient with two deputy ministers to oversee the various sectors.
"Dear President Akuffo-Addo, is it possible to reduce your Cabinet to save the tax-payer some money, noting that every Ministry carries a huge bureaucracy? I believe you can still meet your manifesto pledges by asking Minister of Local Government to handle creation of more regions; Minister of Health to handle Sanitation; Senior Minister's office to handle Monitoring & Evaluation; Transport to combine Railways Development. And then maybe create two deputies in each Ministry to oversee the various sectors? Only an idea,” he wrote.
Akufo-Addo’s second batch of ministerial nominees saw the creation of two new ministries; The Ministry of Regional Re-organisation and Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation to be headed by Dan Kwaku Botwe and Dr. Akoto Osei respectively.
Giving a brief perspective as to the functions of the two new ministries, the president explained that the Ministry of Regional Re-organisation will supervise the creation of new regions as promised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) while the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation will ensure that the work of government is efficient, effective, and timeous.