President Akufo-Addo has justified the need for the creation of new ministries under his administration.
The president has so far nominated 25 people to man various ministerial portfolios, out of which six are new creations - a development which has raised concerns over their relevance.
But President Akufo Addo argues that these new ministries are aimed to stimulate competitive growth in Ghana.
“We believe that the nearer a government comes to the doorsteps of our people, the more efficient and more satisfactory its outcome. That is why we are insisting on competitive politics in local government and we are going to create the conditions that will allow district chief executives, mayors, metropolitan chief executives, municipal chief executives now to be directly elected by the people they are going to govern.It is by the same token, the process of devolution of power, will require that we look again at the regional structures of our country all in the aim of trying to promote rapid development in Ghana,” he explained.