Information minister strongly defends large government size, states it will protect state coffers

Information minister strongly defends large government size, states it will protect state coffers

Mustapha Hamid, the minister of Information has emphasized that the large size of Akufo-Addo's government is a means of protecting the public purse.

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According to him, the size of the government is not important, as the focus should be its competence in the efficient execution of its responsibilities.

Large government size will protect state coffers- Mustapha Hamid

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Mustapha Hamid was speaking on Adom FM's breakfast show on Thursday, when he said, "The huge size of government is to protect the public purse. The end result is what matters when constituting a government and not the size."

The information minister urged the public to wait and watch patiently while the government begins its projects with the new officials, before making any conclusions.

He indicated that the new government inherited a weak economy, and as such, required a strong force to resolve the challenges facing the country.

President Akufo-Addo has appointed a total of 110 ministers, making his government the largest in the Fourth Republic.

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The previous Mahama administration had 78 ministerial appointees while former president Kufuor appointed 88 ministers; the Mills administration had 69 ministerial appointments.

The president's appointment of the 110 ministers has been heavily criticized by sections oft he public and the opposition, as many believe that the large government will be a financial burden on the state with regards to salaries and other incentives.

Watch the information minister speak below:

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