President Nana Akufo-Addo has been commended by the Presidential Candidate for the People’s National Convention (PNC) for his choice of ministers to serve in his administration.
According to him, the calibre of people that President Akufo-Addo has appointed to man the ministries are appropriate because many of them have working and practical experience to manage the offices they are going to occupy.
Speaking on Okay FM’s 'Ade Akye Abia' Morning Show, Dr. Edward Mahama mentioned that the likes of Professor Frimpong Boateng assigned to head the Ministry of Science and Technology, Ken Ofori-Atta as the Minister-Designate for the Finance sector are appropriate due to their rich experience in their respective fields.
He again cited Hon. Albert Kan Dapaah who will be taking over as National Security Minister and Hajia Alima Mahama for Local Government Ministry as people who are equally capable of taking care of their respective offices if approved by Parliament.
“I see Akufo-Addo’s appointments as appropriate. The President has given them the opportunity and now let us see how they will serve . . I am aware that some new ministries have been created but I will say let’s wait and see what will happen,” he stated.
He was of the view that even though he campaigned on lean government, Dr. Mahama reminded the President’s critics on the number of ministerial appointees to take note of the fact that Nana Akufo-Addo was voted for by Ghanaians who are waiting to see their needs met.
“ . . remember that Nana Akufo-Addo was voted for by the people of Ghana as President and I will give him space to form his government to see if he can deliver the aspirations for which he was voted. He alone has the mandate from Ghanaians to do what he is doing, even though I may not agree with him in certain areas I will still say that it is only fair to give him the opportunity to meet the aspirations of Ghanaians who put him there,” he pointed out.
He added “So for me, I will wait and see how his government starts to operate and see the things that they do and then we can criticize them, but in forming his government, I think we should give him space.”