April 15, 2015

Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister designate, Kwabena Mintah-Akandoh has disclosed that his effectiveness as a Dining Hall Prefect at the secondary school level buoy him into politics.

According to him, his capacity to organize the meals for the huge number of students in his school brought to the fore his organizational skills and that bolstered him to put this expertise to work in the area of politics.

“You know several demonstrations at the Secondary School level start at the Dining Hall and myknack to organize students to avert demonstrations during my time is a good thing and thought it wise to state it  on my CV ” he said.

Hon. Mintah Akandoh who is also the Member of Parliament for Juaboso in the Western Region found it very difficult to convince the Appointment Committee which he appeared before on Tuesday, why he believed serving as a dining hall should be part of his working experience.

Fallouts of his vetting has been the subject of discussion on social media platforms with lots of people wondering how he being a Dining Hall Prefect will relate to his work as deputy minister should he be approved by parliament.

However speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem show on Wednesday, Hon. Mintah Akandoh stated that he remained untroubled by the fun being made of him.

“I have taken note, next time when I get the opportunity; I won’t state Dining Hall Prefect under work experience” he said.

Hon. Akandoh added that he has onced worked as a staff at the headquarters of the National Service Scheme where he acted as Assistant Director in-charge of National Voluntary Programme, National Service Scheme, Head Office, Accra.