The New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Member of Parliament for Asante Akim North, Andy Kwame Appiah-Kubi has failed to agree with Benson Tongo Baba (BT Baba), the Member of Parliament for Talensi that President, Nana Akufo-Addo’s failure to reshuffle some of his ministers especially the Ministers for Finance and Food and Agriculture is worrying and can breed corruption.
You would recall that BT Baba in an earlier interview on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show said putting one minister in an office for over six years does not only bring about inefficiency but also breeds corruption.
But, the Asante Akim North lawmaker said it is the preserve of the President in consultation with the Council of State to do a ministerial reshuffle.
“The mandate responsible and legal right is the preserve of the President in consultation with the Council of State as prescribed by law. And therefore any such suggestion will remain a suggestion and not any enforceable determination or order or position.”
He went ahead to say that, he did not hear the Talensi MP say anything about reshuffling in the light of debts when his party was in power.
“It is also interesting how honourable BT is the one making this suggestion because in the light of the government debt his government was in charge, I didn’t hear him say any such thing, definitely there were also some lapses in those positions as he prefers now.”
He also said it cannot be a blanket realization that there is a need for a general reshuffle.
According to him, a reshuffle comes when the President so determines upon verifiable information. He added that BT Baba has not given any research or reliable information that some ministers have fallen short.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana