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Let’s not undermine Akufo-Addo’s credibility - Ministers, others cautioned

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The Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has cautioned appointees of the Akufo-Addo-led administration against their conduct and utterances.

The Member of Parliament for Ofoase Ayirebi, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has cautioned appointees of the Akufo-Addo-led administration against their conduct and utterances.

 

The Deputy Information Minister wants all appointees to desist from engaging in acts that embarrass the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

These acts, for him, do not only paint the Akufo-Addo administration in a bad light but will also cause the public to lose faith in him.

Speaking on Joy FM’s news analysis programme Newsfile on Saturday, he stated: “I’d like to say to all of us, government appointees, chief executives, deputy minister, ministers – that these actions that we are taking that are embarrassing the government are the actions that will bring us down in the eyes of the Ghanaian who is watching or viewing us.”

Mr Oppong Nkrumah was concerned about how some government appointees over the past 13 months had conducted themselves.

These conducts had resulted in government intervening to halt various policies, notable among them being the recent cancellation of the compulsory sale of First Aid kits by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

After the implementation of the exercise, the Transport Ministry came out to say it was not aware of it and that the DVLA did not do the requisite consultations before implementing it. The ministry then called for an immediate halt of the exercise.

These developments, Mr Oppong Nkrumah believes, is hurting the government.

“It gets embarrassing as we continuously have to explain that we were not aware of this,” he said.

He urged all appointees, regardless of their positions, to ensure that they undergo the necessary consultations before coming out with programmes or other exercises for implementation.

This, in his view, will save the government from needless humiliation.

“It is not the mere fact that you’re a deputy minister, a chief executive officer of something; then literally you have space to do as you decide. We are chipping away at the government’s credibility if we continue to do this.” Credit: Myjoyonline.com