Good Governance Mahama's bias appointment style unacceptable - Prof Adei

The academician is accusing President Mahama for appointing a lot of people from his area of origin into public offices.

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Professor Stephen Adei, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) play

Professor Stephen Adei, former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA)

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A former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) and Public Speaker, Professor Stephen Adei has called out President John Dramani Mahama for nepotism and ethnocentrism in his choice of government appointees.

The outspoken academician who made his research known at the Pearson Olae lectures organised by old boys of Prempeh College revealed that, one out of four government appointees were from the President’s native land. 

According to him, this was an unacceptable style of governance and did not unify the country.

“One of the things going on which is totally unacceptable is about why one out of every four public sector appointment comes from the President’s area of origin.”

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Prof Adei told the gathering in Accra: “That is totally unacceptable because we are a unified country, we are a country whereby if you take any major group, whether Gas, Ashantis or Ewes you can form a cabinet from it.”

On the issue of Free SHS scheme currently being undertaken by the Mahama administration, Prof Adei said it was a good initiative but must be reconsidered for the communities to benefit fully from the scheme.

“...You can’t build day schools in the village without teachers’ accommodation. You need smaller secondary schools with laboratories, teachers’ bungalows among others,” he noted.


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