Swearing-in I won't tolerate disloyalty in my government - Nana Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo said acts of disloyalty will not be tolerated in his government.

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admonished his deputy ministers against actions that will undermine the work and show disloyalty to the ministers.

He said acts of disloyalty will not be tolerated in his government.

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At the swearing-in of the deputy regional ministers at the Flagstaff House, the President stated that he will not tolerate any acts of disloyalty, saying that such attitude will be taken as disloyalty to him.

"Loyalty to the Minister is the fundamental premise of the success of your work. I will not countenance any acts of disloyalty or subversion of your Minister, for I will take such an act as disloyalty to me personally in that reference, disloyalty to the party and to the state. You’ll not profit from such conduct in Akufo-Addo’s Presidency." he said.

According to him, their first responsibility, is to support the work of the Regional Ministers.

The President, citing Article 256 of the 1992 constitution gave a general outline of the role of a deputy minister.

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Article 256 (1) states; The President shall, with the prior approval of Parliament, appoint for each region, a Minister of State who shall –

(a) represent the President in the region; and (b) be responsible for the co-ordination and direction of the administrative machinery in the region.

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(2) The President may, in consultation with the Minister of State for a region and with the prior approval of Parliament, appoint for the regional Deputy Minister or Deputy Ministers to perform such functions as the President may determine.

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