|Kwame Baffoe - Brong Ahafo Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party|
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Wednesday presented to Parliament 50 deputies ministers and four others to serve as Ministers of State at the presidency and ministries, bringing his total number of ministers to 110.
The appointments have been described as the highest in the country’s history and been followed by widespread criticism from the public.
But Kwame Baffoe in an interview with an Accra based Neat FM said the motive behind the ‘large appointees’ are to check embezzlement of funds to protect the public purse from corruption unlike the previous NDC government.
“The public procurement embezzlement is to be checked. Nana Akufo-Addo wants to protect the public purse. Nana Addo has come to stop corruption…” he maintained.
He maintained that, President Akufo-Addo wants to have eyes at all angles to manage monetary issues hence the will to end corruption in order to improve the standard of living of the people unlike the NDC government who wants the people to suffer whiles they make merry over taxes.
“He wants to have eyes at all angles deemed to be corrupt to be corrected by his government. They [NDC] believe Ghanaians should suffer so they gain. But Nana Addo doesn’t want that. This NPP government is not coming to spend from the coffers of the people but to end corruption…” he noted.
Nevertheless, the NPP Youth Organizer confirmed that, there is no way the reduction of salaries of the ministers will erupt corruption since the NPP party are in to work for the people.
“All the ministers’ salaries will be reduced. Some said it will bring corruption. All those appointed are solid members in the party and won’t worry about money but work hard for the nation…” he said.