Government is ‘confused’-Asiedu Nketiah

    /    Mar 16, 2017   /     NewsBreak, Politics  /    Comments are closed  /    336 Views

General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress says the Nana Addo led government is ‘confused’ for appointing 110 ministers to aid the president steer the affairs of this country.

General Mosquito as popularly called was contributing to a discussion on the appointments made by the government of some 110 people as substantive, deputy, regional and their deputies ministers as well as ministers of state.

President Akufo-Addo, yesterday [Wednesday March 15] submitted the names of 54 persons to Parliament for approval as Ministers of State and Deputy Ministers.

The is list made up of 20 Regional Ministers and their Deputies, 40 ministers for various ministries, with 50 deputies and some ministers of state as well.

This makes the number of ministers and deputy ministers to serve in the Nana Addo led government a 110, the highest in the country’s history.

But in reaction to this, the NDC’s chief scribe said, ‘I think they are confused’.

He argues that it is the “progressive parties who believe that governments have some responsibility in tempering with free market to ensure that people who otherwise cannot compete effectively would also enjoy some minimum standards of life, this is the policy of all progressives so that is why there is the need for government to intervene and because of government intervention, there is the need for a bigger government.” Hence, this was his “first time of hearing a liberal party clamoring for a bigger government, to do what?” He queried.

He further said “liberals believe that government is an encroachment on their civil liberties, on their economic liberties,” hence should not be calling for a bigger government.

Meanwhile, the Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid responding to criticisms on the move said , saying it has to get a strong army to resolve challenges of what they term ‘an economy at its weakest level.’

He said the current state of the country requires enough hands to run the country efficiently.

Suraya Alidu Malititi |

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