In a reaction to the criticisms of his “elephant size government,” President Akufo-Addo said, the unprecedented problems confronting Ghana demand a large government to face them.
President Akufo-Addo on Wednesday nominated 50 deputies and 4 others to serve as Ministers of State at the presidency and ministries.
This brings his total number of ministers to 110, the highest in Ghana’s Fourth Republic.
But President Akufo-Addo indicated that the problems he inherited from the past government including the decline in the agriculture sector, corruption, the low growth of the economy and the revenue leaks required bold measures to address them.
“These are the background and the circumstances that were facing my government and the people of Ghana, hence they need a new paradigm shift to solve the problems.
“We have a problem and what is the best way? It is better to have men and women capable of serving the nation’s interests and to work to grow the economy… If I succeed, you will soon find out the brouhaha is nothing compared to the success.”