The DCE for Talensi in the Upper East Region, Thomas Duanab Wuni Pearson believes that the Akufo Addo government is running a comparatively leaner government now.
He mentioned that the President had collapsed all collapsible ministries. As such, all the current ministries and secretariats running are essential to the development of the country.
He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show. His comments were in response to many who asked why the President had refused to announce the collapsing and conglomeration of some ministries and secretariats as part of the cost saving measures.
“The 30 percent cuts are real. We are not cutting and respending. Government is just cutting down costs. Our opponents tried it. They said they were cutting 10 percent and they were using it to build CHPS compounds. They were ploughing back to build. Again, you were increasing expenditure in another form. We are cutting and not using it to spend on other projects. We are cutting down expenditure.”
Mr. Wuni Pearson went on to say, “the Ministries that we thought we could collapse them, we did. We are running a lean government comparatively,” he said.
The DCE went on to say, collapsing ministries, closing down secretariats should be a gradual thing. “We have to gradually move into real reduction and it is practical. It is happening. We as appointees have been deducted. We are hit hard, but we are sacrificing.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana