Political Scientist, Professor Ransford Gyampo, says President Akufo-Addo’s refusal to sack some ministers in his government amounts to causing financial loss to the state.
He has therefore called on Ghanaians to take up the matter at the supreme court to force Akufo-Addo to account for his stewardship in his appointments.
Professor Gyampo also believes the President’s adamant of reshuffling his Ministers is an unnecessary dissipation of the limited human resources the country possesses that can be brought on board to help solve the economic crisis the country is reeling from.
Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile on Saturday, he said, “You cannot tell me Mr Ofori-Atta is the best Finance Minister that Ghana would ever produce or that within Ghana at the moment there’s nobody in the NPP who can run our Finances better than him.”
“There are brains, there are talents that are going waste and I’m saying that tomorrow or someday to come somebody should be able to test this at the court, suing the President for causing financial loss to the state for not bringing on board the brains and the talents that could have been brought on board to help steer us, navigate us through the crisis we find ourselves. Why are we wasting them?” he said.
According to him, the President’s strong opposition to the idea of a reshuffle, the downsizing of his government, and the sacking of his Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, seems to suggest the President’s boast of having ‘the men’ was mere rhetoric and not factual.
“…And I’m saying that failure to reshuffle is tantamount to the dissipation of the limited human resource that we have that can be brought on board to help us navigate our way out of the quagmires of economic misdirection which we find ourselves,” he added.
He stated that taking into consideration the dire situation the country finds itself in, it was about time the President brought on board fresh minds with new outlooks to help solve the economic situation while reducing the size of his government to save resources.
Prof. Gyampo said the President’s reluctance to heed the call of citizens seems to suggest the administration might be keeping those Ministers at post to keep far worse facts about the country’s situation under wraps.