As Fiifi kwetey gets new appointment as Minister for Transportation and expresses his joy over getting the appointment.
The former Minister for Food and Agriculture says the appointment would give him a new learning opportunity. He says he will do his best to take the transport ministry to the next level.
As it appears, the new Minister is ready to cut to the chase. The Minister Fiifi Kwetey said that he will embrace the opportunity and dynamics the transport ministry offers regardless of the fact that he has been an Agriculture Minister.
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Following the GHC 3.6milliom bus re-branding scandal, Fiifi Kwetey was appointed the Minister of Transportation after the former Minister Dzifa Attivor resigned from her position over the controversy. Her resignation came after the attacks and tongue lashes she got during the saga. There had been a lot of Whats’, Whens’, and Hows’, which led to her resigning from office on December 23, 2015 .
However, the new Minister whose appointment came at a time when the ministry in question is facing a public backlash over the bus re-branding saga accepts the future challenges his new position might pose, as he already sees it as a new learning opportunity. He said that while agriculture is the key to any nation’s economy, transportation also in its dynamism has huge opportunities in terms of virtually becoming a transport hub for the sub-region. And so, he is willing to work with these dynamics as the transport sector is equally essential for the growth of the economy.
“I’m somebody whose natural passion is economics, anything that can help and transform the economy I’m absolutely happy about it.”, he said.
The transport sector is said to be financially constrained this year. This is due to the government’s efforts to control expenditures as one of the conditions under the three-year International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme. It is said that the transport ministry got 65% less of the GHC126million initially allocated in its 2015 approved budget. Ghanaians sincerely hope that Fiifi Kwetey pulls through all these challenges.