Stephen Ntim, the national chairman of the New Patriotic Party, denied allegations that the Akufo-Addo-led administration disregarded requests to scale back its size.
He claims that Akufo-Addo has been listening to Ghanaians about how to control spending while keeping a strong team of ministers and appointees to carry out its duties.
She stated during a press conference, “It is therefore untrue that the government has disregarded requests to scale back. The administration has instead established a more effective control system to regulate spending while keeping a vibrant team of ministers and appointees to carry out its mandate after listening to Ghanaians.”
He added that the NDC government hired more presidential employees and disproved assertions that people had been appointed to positions that weren’t necessary.
“The NDC has been promoting the view that this government has appointed people to needless positions and is paying them for doing nothing. It must be stated on record that many of the workers at the Presidency are public sector employees. Today, out of the 995 workers at the Presidency, 658 (66%) are public sector employees.
“This administration lacked the number of presidential staffers that the NDC government did. He said, “The Mahama-NDC Administration had 61 presidential workers, 6 Ministers of State, and the 3 “wise men” whereas we have 44 presidential staffers and 1 Minister of State in the Presidency.