Governance Expert, Fred Oduro, says although some Ghanaians expected some names in the President’s ministerial list, he believes the current names released can help the President achieve his vision in the second term.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has released a list of proposed Ministers and Regional Ministers.
The list has also been submitted to Parliament for the process of their prior approval for appointment, in accordance with the dictates of the Constitution.
A statement signed by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin noted that the President is hopeful that Parliament will see to the prompt approval of his nominees so they can assist in the delivery of his mandate for his second term in office.
Seven Ministries, namely Aviation, Business Development, Inner City and Zongo Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Planning, Regional Re-organisation and Development, and Special Development Initiatives, have been realigned.
According to the statement the President has effected this realignment because virtually all these special-purpose Ministries have achieved the purposes for which they were established.
“Furthermore, the President intends to appoint a Minister for Public Enterprises, who will be operating directly under the ambit of the Presidency, and not from a Ministry, ” the statement from the Presidency said.
Speaking to host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive Ekourba Gyasi, Governance Expert, Fred Oduro explained that the 90% of the people whose names appeared in the list are persons who have already served in the previous government and are well known.
“ But in all things we should know that most of the things are the prerogative of President Akufo-Addo. We are familiar with almost 95% of the persons whose names have been submitted to Parliament. We will only keep our fingers crossed and be hopeful that they work for the betterment of the whole nation”, he added.
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