The Minority Caucus in Parliament urges President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to act quickly to reduce the size of his administration in order to lower the expense of maintaining his government.
A smaller government, according to The Minority, will boost the economy and provide relief for Ghanaians in the long run.
On December 15, as Lariba Zuweira Abudu, the Minister Designate for Gender, Children, and Social Protection, was being vetted, the Minority Chief Whip, Mohammed Mubarak Muntaka, made these requests.
Although the Caucus desired they did not have to vet the Gender Minister Designate, which would increase the size of the huge government, he said that it has no choice but to do so given the sensitivity of the Ministry and urged the President to take immediate action to have employees reduced.
“We are looking up to the President to take steps to reduce the size of his government and unfortunately, we have two nominees that we have to add to the list but the challenge we have is that the Gender Ministry is a very sensitive Ministry without a Minister, and we are compelled to vet ministers that are supposed to go there.
“Despite that, we still hope the President will take measures to shrink the size of government, and I can assure the public that, if this were any other Ministry and not the Gender Ministry, it would have been very difficult to see the Minority vet the Ministers to add the number, but the sensitivity and challenges of the Ministry compel us to vet a Minister and a deputy going into that Ministry,” Muntaka added.