Saturday, 20 April

Competence trumps ministerial numbers – Sam Ankrah

Dr Sam Ankrah

Dr Sam Ankrah, an independent presidential aspirant, has reacted to the number of ministerial appointments mentioned by flagbearers for the governing New Patriotic Party, National Democratic Congress and Movement for Change.

The Vice President and flagbearer for the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured Ghanaians, upon his electoral victory, he will utilise only 50 ministers.

Former President and flagbearer for the NDC Mr John Dramani Mahama, on the other hand, has revealed he will work with only 60 ministers should he resume presidential duties after the December 2024 general elections.

Former Trade Minister and founder of the Movement for Change Mr Alan Kwadwo Kyerematen has indicated he will need only 40 ministers to effectively steer affairs should he win the 2024 elections.

Via his X account, Dr Sam Ankrah, the President of the Africa Investment Group International, noted he would need only 20 ministers to ensure a prosperous Ghana. He stressed this would come at a significantly low cost to the country, at a time it needs financial prudence the most.

However, he argued that more important than number of substantive ministers and deputies per president is the matter of competence.

“The issue of ministerial appointment has little to do with numbers, it about competence. My administration will manage Ghana with 20 Ministers. An affordable Ghana begins with an affordable leadership,” Dr Ankrah wrote, adding hashtags: “#MrAffordable #AffordableGhana #AffordableEconomy #SamAnkrah.”

The Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration, since 2017, has consistently managed the affairs of Ghana with at least a 100 ministers.

Source: Benjamin