April 17, 2013

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has lambasted President Mahama for appointing mediocre persons in his government.

He labeled the ministers appointed by the president as “Team B”, predicting that the ministerial appointment by the president was clear indication that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration would fail.

He insisted that the Mahama led-administration cannot fulfill its campaign promises with such mediocre ministers.

Mr. Agyapong said most of the ministers appointed by the president do not possess key qualities to articulate their views to the international community to support Ghana.

He was of the opinion that most of the appointees, who lack vital qualities, would be overlooked at international events.

The NPP MP opined that most of the NDC ministers cannot negotiate to secure loan packages from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.

If you compare appointment made by the late President Mills and that of his predecessor President Mahama, it is clear the latter had made bad appointments, the Assin North MP said.

“We chastised the late President Mills for making bad appointment into his government, but the appointments made by the sitting President Mahama are worst,” he noted on radio.

Mr Agyapong categorically stated that the Mahama administration would fail the citizenry, asking Ghanaians not to expect so much from the government.

He said it takes people with special qualities and deep knowledge on key issues to be appointed to critical positions in government to ensure positive results, stressing that most of the appointees are inexperienced.

He blamed the NDC government for recent strike actions in the country, noting that the government overspent in the latter part of 2012 due to the polls.

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