A former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports during the last National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration, Joseph Yammin, says the mantra of the then-opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that ‘they have the men’ has been proven to be false.
According to him, the NPP’s performance in governance has completely proven that their man are actually a ‘useless’ and ‘chaff’.
Yammin was speaking in reaction to the inability of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, to hold his failed appointees accountable and keeping them in office despite their poor performances.
“Have you ever seen the captain of a football team being benched before? The person is benched for certain reasons or conditions probably he is not fully fit; he is ill or the game plan by the coach is keeping him out, most often the captain is the most decorated player. If the best player of the NPP is Nana Addo, it should tell you that all others are weak. They are useless, if using the word won’t be too harsh then you can use it” he said.
“Tell me who is there to succeed Nana Addo, the so-called solid team of the NPP are all part of the economic management team that has led us to this mess. They are all chaff, they are chaff, when you give them as feed to your animal they will grow lean , they are chaff and we should be expecting more”, he observed.
Yammin blamed President Nana Addo for neglecting his duty of care to Ghanaians which has resulted in his appointees acting in ways that do not conform to proper governance ethics.
“There is a very bad administration so far as the economy is concerned. If somebody’s incompetence is Nana Addo’s best performance, reason he can’t sack his brother Ken Ofori Atta. No wonder 80 MPs from his party wanted his brother sacked, Nana Addo doesn’t see wisdom in what the MP’s said.
“He says we should allow his brother finish the IMF deal and his brother is bringing untold hardship, when we are talking about investor confidence, just sack the man, no wonder Osafo Marfo can tell Ghanaians to park their cars if they can’t buy fuel, is that a mark of a good leadership”, he recounted.