Govt performance credible — CDD

Prof Prempeh

Prof Prempeh

Professor Henry Kwesi Prempeh, the Executive Director of the Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has stated how he will rate the Akufo-Addo-led administration;

“The nearly two-year-old government would get 50 per cent if he is to give it a rating, although there has been hue and cry over increment in fuel prices and the marginal depreciation of the Ghana cedi against major currencies, the performance of the New Patriotic Party government is satisfactory, the size of government is of major concern to the public and must be addressed by the President.


“I think it is between 5 and 6 over 10, despite the complaints of hardships by a section of Ghanaians, the Akufo-Addo-led administration has done creditably well in other areas, however, the President can do better on the number of appointees he is serving with.


“I think on the number of the ministers the president could have kept the numbers in reasonable double digits, the over 110 ministers that are currently serving in President Akufo-Addo’s government have come under intense criticisms from Ghanaians and civil society groups.


“I don’t necessarily think we need those numbers, what we need is an effective State, I don’t think the solution lies in loading the system with more politicians, we need to invest in a strong civil service.


“Definitely there could have been a lot more boldness in that score, we shouldn’t experiment with people in public office, my disappointment is the sheer numbers,  however,  the President can do better on the number of appointees he is serving with. –

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