Step down if you can’t run the country with 40 ministers – Akufo-Addo told

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Professor Bokpin, an economist and a lecturer at the University of Ghana Legon, has asked the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to step down as president if he can’t govern the country with 40 ministers.

In an interview on Joy Fm’s “Super Morning” news, he addressed some of his concerns on how the President and his 40 ministers are running the country.

According to him, the president should step down if he can’t govern the country.

“As a matter of urgency, a reduction in the size of ministers…if our President cannot govern with less than 40 ministers and the other reforms, he should resign and give Ghana a chance,” he said.

He proposed that some of the ministries should be put together to create more effectiveness because most of the ministers just sit idle.

“With the number of ministers and associated calls, State Owned Enterprises, new agencies being created, some of them are actually not doing anything but their lifestyles are loaded on the public purse,” he added.

He also opined that the ex-gratia given by the government to the state’s officials should be held till 2040.

This is as a result of the rise of the government announcing amendments to the terms of domestic exchange programme.

The government announced its extension of its domestic debt exchange expiring date to January 16, 2023.

He later said that government should work on a sustainable plan that guarantees a good and stable public finance.

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