Ministerial Appointments Former NDC MP okays Nana Addo's appointments of 110 ministers

Fritz Baffuor said Nana Addo can only be criticised if he fails to deliver his promises made to Ghanaians.

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Former Member of Parliament for Ablekuma South and Minister of Information under the erstwhile Mahama administration, Fritz Baffuor said there is nothing wrong with the appointments of 110 ministers by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

According to him, the President has broken no law in appointing 110 ministers.

READ MORE: I appointed 110 ministers to fix Mahama's bad economy - Nana Addo

Ghanaians have since argued that the ministerial appointments are too many and would be a waste of the tax payer’s money.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

 

But the former MP in an interview on Accra-based Citi FM said, "I am speaking like a Ghanaian. The thing is that, we have a constitution and our politics is being ruled by a constitution. If the President decides that within the bounds of the constitution to appoint many Ministers, that’s up to him. But the thing is that, it is within the constitutional mandate. So there is nothing wrong with that."

READ ALSO: The end will justify the means – Nana Addo responds to critics

The President has come under heavy criticisms for appointing 110 ministers, deputies and ministers of state of which some ministries have more than two deputies.

Mr Fritz Baffuor said it is too early to criticise the President based on the number of appointees.

He added that Nana Addo can only be criticised if he fails to deliver his promises made to Ghanaians.

READ MORE: Justification for 110 ministers 'senseless' - Asiedu Nketia

"But the thing is that, if he has a very a large number of appointees and you don’t deliver, then you are in trouble. That’s what I am saying.

"The noise is in retrospect rather than looking at the future. Those who are looking at the future, it hasn’t happened yet. The President’s Agenda is going to pursue a certain agenda and the thing is that, he believes that these are the personnel and the way he wants to go about it. It is up to President Nana Akuffo Addo to pursue his agenda with the team and let’s see if he does it well. We are waiting for a change, we are waiting for the transformation he promised. And I don’t think that waiting for it is about now," he added.

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