March 27, 2017

Parliament will today begin the vetting of the last batch of ministerial nominees appointed by President Akufo-Addo. In all, four ministers of State including deputy Majority leader Adwoa Safo and 50 deputy ministers are expected to be vetted by the Appointments Committee. The vetting process is expected to continue even when the House goes on recess.

The announcement of the deputy ministers sparked massive public outcry with many Ghanaians raising concerns with the cost implication the huge number of appointees will have on the purse of the state.

Many think tanks including the CDD and IMANI have criticised the president over the move. But the President has justified his decision, saying the enormous nature of the problems confronting the country require a huge number of ministers to fix.

“We have a problem and what is the best way? It is better to have men and women capable of serving the nation’s interests and to work to grow the economy… If I succeed, you will soon find out the brouhaha is nothing compared to the success