Commander in chief of the Task Force and Motor Riders Association (TERMA) Mr. B. Taylor, has called on President Mahama to make amendments and preparations to appoint him and some of his group members as ministers to serve in his administration; the next time he reshuffles his current minister.
Mr. B. Taylor together with his group members besieged the NDC’s regional office in the Ashanti region and established their displeasure at the nomination of Mr. Kwadwo Bonsu as Kumasi Metropolitan Chief Executive. Information picked up by peacefmonline.com in the aftermath of the protest was that calm returned to area after the Regional Minister, Mr Eric Opoku, had showered cold waters on the matter.
In an interview with Okay FM, Mr. B. Taylor noted that as core member of the NDC, he and his group members always did the “dirty works” for the party and that translated into the unprecedented votes the NDC gained in the Ashanti Region during the 2012 general elections.
“We are praying and we know the president knows how we have suffered for the party. Some of us are confident that at the next reshuffle, the president would appoint us to occupy ministerial positions”, he said.
However, their plea comes at a time when some Ghanaians have questioned President Mahama for unnecessarily swelling up his appointees. Some opposition parties have also shared their view on the issue and stated that the size of the government in terms of numbers, is too big and is a major drain on the economy.