The MP for Navrongo, Sampson Chiragiaa Tangombu has launched a scathing attack on the work and personalities of some Ministers in the current dispensation led by President Akuffo Addo.
One of the many Ministers who was caught in this attack is Ghana’s Minister for Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto. He described the Minister as one who has failed to live up to expectations.
Another Minister who was caught in Mr. Tangombu’s line of fire was the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
“They should make sure that the Finance Minister is not part of the team. He needs to resign or they need to sack him now and bring in a proper person who can engage with the IMF properly,” he said on the back of Ghana’s attempt to open formal negotiations with the IMF in what could be described as a remarkable U-turn by the government.
“The Agric Minister is a waste. The Health Minister is a waste. Why do you leave people who have small ideas to manage this economy? It means that we would not go anywhere,” he said in addition to the earlier comments.
In a separate earlier interview, Sampson Tangombu called for the reshuffling of some ministers under President Akufo-Addo’s government.
According to the MP, the downwards growth of the economy was a result of some of the old ministers who for lack of expertise, failed to put the country on the path of growth.
It could be recalled that the Member of Parliament for Talensi constituency, BT Baba and other MPs on the minority group recently questioned why President Akufo-Addo has failed to reshuffle some of his ministers for close to six years.
Meanwhile, a former Regional Minister in Nana Akufo Addo’s government, Rockson Bukari has added his voice to the calls to the president to reshuffle his ministers. This would allow for newer people, with fresher ideas to come help solve the numerous challenges the country is facing.
He said “I will agree with people calling on His Excellency the president to shake up his government, I agree with them. There should be a shake-up. At least people should sit up because we have more years, so there should be a shake-up. Some people’s faces bring annoyance to people. He [the president] doesn’t see. When there is a shake-up, it will be good and Ghanaians will know that the elephant is doing good. There should be a shake-up so that we can break the eight”.