Akoto Osei: I’m responsible for assessing performance of ministers not dismissals

Dr Akoto Osei

Dr Akoto Osei

The Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation Dr Anthony Akoto Osei has stated that his job is not to recommend the dismissal of ministers.
Rather, he noted his rules of engagement are to assess the performance of sector ministers by identifying constraints and measuring results.

Dr Osei was speaking shortly after the president announced his first reshuffle almost two years after winning power.

The reshuffle saw just one minister- Otiko Afisa Djaba losing her ministerial portfolio as Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection but sent to Italy as Ghana’s Ambassador.

Minister of Information, Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid had been moved to Ministry of Zongo Development while Boniface Abubakar Saddique who occupied that ministry moved to Vice President’s Office as Minister of State.

John Peter Amewu will now cement his position as Energy Minister where he has been acting for days after Boakye Agyarko was dismissed over AMERI controversy.

Many believe the reshuffle must have been informed by recommendation from the Minister of Monitoring and Evaluation.

But the sector minister indicated that “it will be ‘difficult’ to suggest that the recent reshuffle is solely based on my assessment of the ministers since the president also has his own criteria for deciding to reshuffle and not to.

“It will be difficult to tell [if my evaluation informed the reshuffle], I was not evaluating persons per se, my evaluation deals with the collective responsibility of how best we are achieving results, what constraints are in place and how best we can remove the constraints for them to deliver.

“My objective is not to do an evaluation upon which changes can be made is upon which results can be delivered,” Dr Osei stressed. –myjoyonline.com

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