National organizer of the National Democratic Congress, Kofi Adams, has described as a “disaster”, the first 100 days of the Akufo-Addo government. With few days with since assuming the governance of the country, Ghanaians are generally expectant of the Akufo-Addo-led government executing many of the promises given before during the electioneering.
Assessing the performance of the government, Mr Adam said President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo must re-align his administration if he is to build on the good legacy of the Mahama-led government. “The Akufo-Addo government has been a disaster; if this country must grow and continue the trajectory the NDC left, then President Akufo-Addo must change gear, change ways and ask himself about the effects of the foundation he is laying,” he said on Thursday on Sunrise on 3FM.
He criticised the government of double standards, saying “you can’t say that the country has no resources yet form an over bloated, oversized and nuisance government with too many persons performing overlapping roles. “You tell us that 84 ministers and deputies (in the previous administration) was too much a number but you have a hundred and ten of them. “The government left you an almost completed international airport (in the capital), an upgraded airport in the Ashanti Region; efficient harbour and railway systems. Despite these, you claim a single ministry of Transport which had a minister and must have ministers and deputies for aviation, Harbours, rail, and road transportation” that’s unbelievable he added.
He further argued the current government has misplaced priorities and questioned the justification for what he described as needless appointees. “In the security sector, there are so many persons; ministers for interior, defense, and national security; national security coordinator and advisor with their numerous deputies. There is also the IGP, Chief of Defense Staff yet they can’t even contain the Delta Force,” he claimed. According to Mr Adams, experts estimate an average of GHC100 to cater for a minister monthly therefore “three months of a minister’s salary can build a dormitory for a secondary school.”