Mustapha Hamid said the New Patriotic Party (NPP) never promised a lean government when it was in opposition.
He insisted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) never promised a lean government when it was in opposition.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo has named 110 ministerial and deputy nominees, some are yet to be vetted and approved by parliament.
"Nowhere did we ever promise a lean government because in our view it is not the leanness or bigness of a government that determines its output or its ultimate performance," Hamid said.
Some Ghanaians have since argued that the ministerial appointments are too many and would be a waste of the tax payer’s money.
Mustapha Hamid noted that "We have had in the history of this country governments that are smaller that have landed this country in bigger debts and bigger mess than governments that have had bigger ministers."
Nana Akufo-Addo's government will work with 46 ministers, 50 deputy ministers, 10 regional ministers, 10 deputy regional ministers.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has nominated four additional people to serve as ministers of state at the presidency and 50 deputy ministers in his government.
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A letter addressed to the speaker of Parliament on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, the president urged parliament to approve the nominees.
Below is the full list:
Minister of State at the Office of the President in charge of Public Procurement – Hon Sarah Adwoa Safo
Minister of State at the Office of the President – Brian Acheampong
Minister of State at the Ministry of Agriculture – Nurah Gyeile
Minister of State at the Ministry of Education in charge of Tertiary Education – Kwesi Yankah
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List of deputy ministers below:
Ministry of Finance – Kwaku Kwarteng, Hon Abena Osei Asare, & Charles Adu Boahen
Ministry of Energy – Hon Owuraku Aidoo, Joseph Cudjoe, Mohammed Amin Anta
Ministry of Local Government and Rural Dev’t – Hon Osei Bonsu Amoah, Collins Ntim, Kwasi Boateng Agyei
Ministry of Information – Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah
– Hon Ama Dokuaa Asiamah Agyei
– Perry Curtis Kwabla Okudzeto
Ministry of Agriculture – Hon William Agyapong Quaitoo
– Hon Dr Sagre Bambangi
Hon George Oduro
Ministry of Trade and Industry – Hon Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah
– Robert Ahomka-Lindsey
Ministry of Roads and Highways – Hon Kwabena Owusu Aduomi
– Hon Anthony N-Yoh Puowele Karbo
Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources – Hon Benito Owusu Bio
– Hon Barbara Oteng Gyasi
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Ministry of Works and Housing – Hon Freda Prempeh
– Hon Eugene Antwi
Ministry of Education – Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum – Hon Barbara Ayisi Acher
Office of Attorney General – Godfred Dame
Ministry of Justice – Hon Joseph Dinkiok Kpemka
Ministry of Health – Hon Kingsley Aboagye Gyedu
– Hon Tina Mensah
Ministry of Railways Development – Hon Kwaku Agyenim Boateng
Hon Andy Appiah-Kubi
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and – Hon Mohammed Habbib Tijani
Regional Integration – Charles Owiredu
Ministry of Communications – Hon George Andah
– Hon Vincent Sowah Odotei
Ministry of Water Resources and Sanitation – Hon Patrick Boamah
Hon Michael Yaw Gyato
Ministry of Defence – Hon Maj. Derrick Oduro
Ministry of The Interior – Hon Henry Quartey
Ministry of Environment, Science – Hon Patricia Appiagyei
and Technology and Innovation
Ministry of Transport – Hon Nii Kwartei Titus Glover
Ministry of Employment And Social Welfare – Hon Bright Wireko Brobbey
Ministry of Fisheries And Aquaculture – Hon Francis Kingsley Ato Cudjoe
Ministry of Aviation – Hon Kwabena O. Darko-Mensah
Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs – Hon Paul Essien
Ministry of Gender, Children – Hon Gifty Twum Ampofo
and Social Protection
Ministry of Youth And Sports – Pius Enam Hadzide
Ministry of Tourism, Creative Arts And Culture – Hon Dr Ziblim Barri Iddi
Ministry of Monitoring And Evaluation – Hon William Kwasi Sabi