May 5, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Mampong Francis Addai Nimoh, has launched a blistering attack on the ruling NDC government for bringing the function of the executive arm of government to a halt yesterday.

The entire government machinery was on a holiday yesterday as all serving sector Ministers, some DCE’s and other functionaries deserted their post and followed President Mills to the ruling NDC party headquarters, where he took his nomination forms to enable him contest for the flag bearer slot of the party in the upcoming NDC Congress in July 2011.

The government officials later in the day followed the President to his campaign office in Osu, Accra where he launched his campaign activities and team known as Get Attah Mills Endorsed (GAME).

Speaking on’s Breakfast TV on Friday 6th May, the Member Parliament for Mampong Francis Addai Nimoh condemned the ministers and other government officials for dereliction of duty when they had to be working to improve the economy of Ghana and the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian.

‘What is so special about the President taking nomination forms from his own party, such that there was the need for all these public servants who are paid with the tax payers hard earned money to stop working and follow the president’’ he wondered.

He stated that the huge traffic jam that ensued around the Kwame Nkrumah Circle for hours as a result of the many people who followed the President, amounted to a lost of productive man -hours which comes at a huge economic cost to the country.

Hon. Adai Nimoh also criticized the Mills led government which prides itself as social democratic and and one that abhors profligate spending for finding money to pay for a live telecast of the programme on national television which is very expensive.

“These people claim they are social democrats who have the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian at heart but they found money to pay for the live telecast of this programme on air, when this money could have been used to improve the lives of the destitute in society, because of this programme the Public Accounts Committee hearing which is telecast live had to be taken off air’’ he fumed.

Story by : Kwadwo Anim/