Kufuor defends Nana Addo’s appointments, as well as his creation of new ministries, urging Ghanaians to trust that he will deliver on the promises he made during the campaign season.
Former President John Kufuor has asked critics of Nana Addo’s appointments, to be optimistic of the new President’s ability to change the current situation of the country. The former President has expressed confidence in the appointments made by President Akufo-Addo.
President Nana Addo has come under harsh criticisms from government stakeholders, following his creation of some new ministries as well as some ministerial appointments.
Some of the new ministries announced by the President include; the Ministry for Inner Cities and Zongo Development, Ministry of Planning, Ministry for Business Development, among others. Nana Addo has also named 36 appointees to be vetted by parliament for approval.
Critics in the likes of IMANI founder, Franklin Cudjoe have opined that the President’s creation of more ministries could be a drain on the country’s limited resources. Like other critics, the IMANI boss deemed Addo’s numerous appointments unnecessary with his reason being that; Ghana’s major problem is lack of resources and not structures or ministries.
But speaking to Citi News, former President Kufuor defends Nana Addo’s appointments, as well as his creation of new ministries, urging Ghanaians to trust that he will deliver on all his promises. The sometime president said that Nana Addo’s critics and Ghanaians as a whole, should focus on the delivery of the promises made by the President and not his appointments.
According to the former President, critics of President Akufo-Addo should judge him by the quality of his work and not the number of his ministers. Kufuor expressed confidence in Nana Addo’s administration and urged Ghanaians to encourage him by being positive about his methods.