General News of Wednesday, 18 February 2015
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong has placed the blame for the woes afflicting the nation on the “young and inexperienced ministers” in the Mahama administration.
According to the MP, the ministers are unable to deliver because they have not gone through the “school of life” and gained valuable insights and can therefore not deliver on the national scale.
This lack of knowledge, as well as their “incompetence” is reflected in the kind of advice they have been giving President Mahama, which in turn has brought about Ghana’s current economic and other woes, Hon. Agyapong claims.
Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem Wednesday, Hon Agyapong indicated that the leadership of the party coupled with some ministers which he describes as very young, are rather being incompetent on the job, instead of working hard.
“The reason Mahama is having challenges with his government is… these young ministers he has appointed. He will continue to face these challenges such as corruption and the power crisis if he still keeps these people around him.
“The type of people he chooses to be ministers also add up to the corruption in the country,” he alleged.
Mr. Agyapong, however, wondered why the President is refusing to boot out persons who are not “adding anything” to his government, but rather choose to keep them close.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is in its sixth year in office, having won the 2008 and 2012 elections. President John Dramani Mahama will be facing Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the NPP and others for the right to stay in office beyond January 6, 2017.