- Dr. Steve Manteaw, says he is not impressed with the way President Nana Akufo-Addo is managing the affairs of the country
- Dr. Steve Manteaw urged the president to appoint competent and experienced people to occupy positions
President Akufo-Addo is very likely to fail in his fight against corruption it he continues to repeat the "same mistakes" committed by the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government.
This is according to the Campaign Coordinator at the Integrated Social Development Center (ISODEC), Dr. Steve Manteaw.
Speaking on Adom FM's Burning Issues programme Monday, he said president Akufo-Addo's appointment of party officials into public offices could soon backfire and rather increase the rate of corruption in the country.
He cited the president's appointment of Freddy Blay, the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) acting Chairperson, as board chairman of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) as a wrong move due to his inexperience.
He also claimed that he knew two sons of a top NPP official who were currently holding executive positions at the embattled State Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT).
According to Dr. Manteaw, the above scenarios are enough proof that the president has not learned from the mistakes committed by the former government led by John Mahama.
He noted that he was "very disappointed" with the way some things are being done in the country, adding that "Akufo-Addo is repeating the same mistakes committed by John Mahama".
He called on the president to "adopt a different approach or style to managing the affairs of the country” while also warning that "public institutions such as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and among others will continue to underperform" if Akufo-Addo does not get his appointments right.