‘No need to downsize ministers’

Deputy Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation, William Sabi, has rejected calls for the government to downsize its ministers, stating each of the 110 ministers is useful in the Akufo-Addo-led administration.
Though he explained that “it is not within my power to decide on the number of ministers to constitute the government, in my view, the number does not matter as long as our output satisfies the government’s agenda”.

Ghanaians have complained about the number of ministers appointed by the President to run his government, with some arguing the record high number is having a toll on the taxpayer but he has on a number of occasions defended the numbers, insisting it is in line with the agenda his government has to prosecute.

Mr. Sabi stated that “each of the 110 ministers has been strategically placed for the purpose of pursuing the overall agenda of the government.

“The President needs the number of ministers and everybody is also doing his work so I will not find any reason why anybody should not be there,” he said.

While many have held the government is lagging behind in fulfilling many of the campaign promises after 19 months in office, Mr. Sabi insisted government was on track.

“It is too early to start judging the government on its promises, the four-year period given to government has not ended and the government knows that it has to start from stages to reach certain stages.

“You cannot just say that I will establish one-district-one-factory and you come first month and all factories are constructed and the National Identification Authority is working around the clock to give Ghanaians a new Ghana card,” Mr Sabi noted. -3news.com

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