Former Deputy Minister of Communication, Felix Kwakye Ofosu believes most of the ministries created by President Nana Akufo-Addo are doing woefully nothing, and has suggested that such offices be scrapped to sustain the national coffers.
According to Kwakye Ofosu, offices such as Minister of State in charge of Procurement, Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development among others are a mere drain on the country’s coffers.
His comment comes in the wake of a suggestion by former President John Mahama for President Akufo-Addo to cut down on the size of his government.
Backing the claim by the former President, the aspiring legislator described as a duplication of roles, the exact activities of some newly created Ministries headed by Sarah Adwoa Safo and Dan Kwaku Botwe.
“Most of the ministers are not doing anything. There is nothing that the Ministry of Public Procurement can do that the Public Procurement Authority cannot do. There is nothing that the Ministry of Regional Reorganization and Development can do that the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development cannot do. This is clear waste of money. It is the country’s scarce resources that President Akufo-Addo is wasting”, the parliamentary candidate of the NDC in Abura Aseibu Kwamankese noted.
In his view, there is no corresponding value for the amounts spent on maintaining such a high number of Ministers.
Ofosu Kwakye explained further, “they have set up a whole Ministry of Sanitation, but look at how dirt is overpowering us. In terms of water, President Mahama had only one ministry, that is, Ministry of Works, Housing and Water. There was only one minister with two deputies. However, the works they were able to execute cannot be matched with current Akufo-Addo’s numerous ministers”.