The former Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, has criticized the list of ministerial nominees released by President Akufo-Addo stating that they are just 'jobs for the boys.'
According to the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, the new ministries created, and the separation of other ministries to create new ones is obviously due to the president's goal to find positions for his friends.
Speaking to TV3 on Wednesday, Hon, Fuseini said, "It is evidently clear that His Excellency the president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is on a mission to find jobs for the boys."
On Wednesday January 11, the president released the list of the second batch of ministerial nominees for his government. They included Dr Anthony Akoto Osei – Monitoring and Evaluation; Prof Kwabena Frimpong Boateng – Science, Environment, Technology and Innovation; Otiko Djaba – Gender, Children and Social Protection; Joe Ghartey – Railway Development; John Peter Amewu – Lands and Natural Resources.
The other names included in the list were Samuel Atta Akyea – Works and Housing; Kofi Adda – Sanitation and Water Resources; Ignatius Baffour-Awuah – Employment and Labour Relations; Kweku Ofori Asiamah – Transport; Kwesi Amoako-Atta – Roads and Highways; and Ursula Owusu-Ekuful – Communications. This announcement brings to 25 the total number of ministerial nominees made by President Akufo-Addo.
Briefing the press, President Akufo-Addo also announced the creation of the Ministries of Monitoring and Evaluation and Regional Reorganization, stating that the Ministry of Monitoring and Evaluation will be “that weapon for insisting that the work of government is efficient, effective, and timeous”.