April 26, 2021

First Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim has taken a swipe at President Nana Akufo-Addo, for appointing Francis Asenso-Boakye as Minister of Works and Housing, and Samuel Abu Jinapor as sector Minister for Lands and Natural Resources.

According to him their appointments is a difficult task that the President has given himself. “He claims to be fighting galamsey, he could not fight, he would make Accra the cleanest he was unable to do and to check flooding, same”.

He noted in an interview that he has appointed his boys who were two Deputy chiefs of staff, one to be in charge of galamsey. “If there is still galamsey, it means the president has sent him to go and do that, it is a test case”.

Again with the perennial flooding and beautification of Nima, all of these he noted that is a test he has given himself, “we are giving ourselves sometime to watch them”.


Mr. Ahmed who was reacting to the appointment of a number of youth to key positions in the current government said, “In all these we would find out if it is a cabal the President has formed. The one in charge of Inter-ministerial task force was caught on tape, joynews documentary expose illegal mining under military guide, and these are issues our eyes are going to follow”.

He questioned if this reporter has forgotten about the case of the former chairman of the Finance Committee, Dr Mark Assibey Yeboah who among the two hundred and seventy five (275) MPs, would be counted among the top five financial gurus.

And he was doing most of the financial bills, “he lost his seat and cannot come back to Parliament in the 8th Parliament. “He did not lose because of incompetence, he lost because he did not have money. You send someone to be in charge of Free Zones gets money to unseat the former Finance Committee chair”.

“Where Fredrick Opare-Ansah, in terms of Communications, the whole parliament nobody, where is he, he did not lose because of competent he lost because of money.  A house divided against itself cannot stand, this Ministers nominees for this second term is not a team that can outsmart the NDC, this is an inspiration to us that one’s government is divided against itself 2024 is a done deal for NDC”.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com