Non-performing appointees should be fired or reshuffled – J A Kufuor

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Former President John Agyekum Kufour advises leaders of state to dismiss their appointments if they are not functioning as expected.

He asserts that it is their duty to make such risky choices in order to keep their country on course.

Calls have already been made for the Akufo-Addo government to fire or replace any ministers who have not lived up to expectations six years later.

The former President asserted that the current African rulers must take the bull by the horns during a conversation with the Institute of Economic Affairs at his house.

“I didn’t reshuffle just for the frequency of it; no. The president’s role is like the coach; not just a team leader. You have to know what your ministers are doing, whether they are being positive or whether they’re just being average when you expect more from them, and you should have the courage to say you don’t belong here, go there, or perhaps sit aside and that thing should not be seasonal; it should be continuous.”

Insisting that his appointments are achieving his expectations, President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated that he has no plans to change his cabinet anytime soon.

Even though President Akufo-Addo claimed to continuously review his ministers’ work, he felt that “many of them have done fantastic job for me.”

The amount of work they have produced is what I consider.

President Akufo-Addo said, “If the output measures expectations, then I don’t have any good grounds to heed the call.”


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