Minister didn’t call for dismissal of NDC public servants – Lands Ministry

The media reported that John Peter Amewu called for the dismissal of public servants who were appointed under the erstwhile Mahama government. However the Lands Ministry described this as false.

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The media reported that Amewu called for the dismissal of public servants who were appointed under the erstwhile Mahama government.

He is reported to have said that if he could, he would lay off all non-productive public sector workers under NDC administration in order to employ new applicants under the Nana-Addo government.

However, a statement issued by the Public Relations unit of the ministry described the reports as “untrue.”

“Mr Amewu only intimated that politicians are made to account for their stewardship by the people, and if the citizens feel dissatisfied, the political regime is voted out.”

“This situation runs through since independence where governments come and go but non-performing public or civil servants who are supposed to support the political regime don’t seem to do so. We thus find media reports misquoting our Minister very disturbing and unprofessional.”

Read the full statement below

Our attention has been drawn to reports in sections of the media stating that the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said public servants under Manama should be sacked.

The Public Relations Department wishes to dismiss this claim.

This can best be described as lazy journalism.

Mr. Amewu only intimated that, politicians are made to account for their stewardship by the people, and if the citizens feel dissatisfied, the political regime is voted out. This situation runs through since independence where governments come and go but non-performing public or civil servants who are supposed to support the political regime don’t seem to do so.

We thus find media reports misquoting our Minister very disturbing and unprofessional. We call on reporters who wish to seek clarification on any matter regarding the Ministry’s activities to do so by contacting the Ministry since we operate an open door policy led by the sector Minister. This collaboration will prevent such unpardonable mistakes from being committed.

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