A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has advised President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, to appoint experienced people as ministers in his government rather than the exuberant youth.
He argued that the country’s current economic challenges required experienced persons to manage it.
In an interview yesterday, Professor Adei said, “I think that there is plenty of room for youth in technical work, but the cabinet level requires a lot of wisdom”.
I would not expect too many young people there. I am talking about those below 45 years. Many of them will not be in cabinet position, but they can be in very relevant technical positions.
I expect one or two of them but at this stage of the country’s development, I do not expect a lot of them. They should be there as the technical advisers and not the decision makers.”
“We saw these babies with sharp teeth and they nearly ruined our country and destroyed our culture with impunity and disrespect,” he added.
Prof. Adei further urged the President-elect to look beyond members of the New Patriotic Party in appointing his ministers.
He was of the opinion that there were competent persons outside the NPP who could effectively serve in government.
He said professionals in various fields should be appointed to serve in relevant offices in government without consideration of their political affiliation.