"Appoint NDC MPs If You Want To Succeed" - Dr. Kingsley Adjei Advises Akufo-Addo
A Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Dr. Kingsley Adjei, has advised President Akufo-Addo saying he should consider appointing some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to Ministers if he wants to succeed in his second term as President of Ghana. According to him, if President Akufo-Addo heeds to his advice, it will help reduce tension among MPs and also helping with the promotion of consensus building.
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Speaking on an Accra based radio station, he said “Most governments undertake bigger projects during their second term in office. Therefore if I am asked to advise the President, I will tell him to select some NDC members even if not from Parliament to head certain positions to break the winner takes all system…,”
The Lecturer also tasked the government to consider a multi-dimensional approach to developing the country.
“If you want to change, there is something called multi-dimensional change or multi-dimensional development. That ensures the improvement in the economic, education and agriculture sector among other sectors, at least…,” he said.
Speaking on the number of Ministers, he challenged President Akufo-Addo to reduce his Ministers to 70-80.
“Between 2016 to 2020 the ministers were too many. When the number is that huge, it becomes difficult to ensure monitoring. Some ministries could be merged. I think he should reduce the number of ministers to 80 or 70 with deputies while considering the current tension in Parliament.
“If he increases the number of ministers to 100 or 110, majority of the appointees would come from the house and this will affect the passing of bills unless there’s strong consensus building among members.
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith