Politics of Tuesday, 5 January 2016
Several surprises shot up at the tail end of 2015 as two appointees of President Mahama tendered in their resignation letters for reasons connected to their inability to deliver on their promises.
But one person who should have set the precedent for his subordinates to follow is President Mahama, Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako alias Chairman ‘Wontumi’ has observed.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman for the New Patriotic Party in an interview with Peacefmonline.com insisted that President Mahama should not have crossed over to 2016 as president of Ghana following the niche he has carved for himself as a leader who “never fulfills any of his promises”.
On Thursday, December 31, 2015, the Power Minister, Dr Kwabena Donkor, tendered in his resignation to the Presidency following how he handled the four-year-old power crisis, one year after his appointment as sector Minister.
His resignation was gladly accepted by the president who thanked him for his services as the pioneer Minister for the Ministry of Power which was carved out of the then Ministry of Energy and Petroleum.
Prior to Dr. Donkor’s resignation, former Minister of Transport, Dzifa Attivor had also resigned over the controversial GHc3.6m bus re-branding contract.
A statement signed by the Minister’s Assistant, Egypt Kobla Kudoto revealed that she tendered in her resignation as Minister due to the current issues surrounding the branding of the 116 buses.
“She further wants to take the opportunity to thank her party for the opportunity offered her to serve, first as a Deputy Minister of Transport under the late John Evans Atta Mills, and later as the Substantive Minister.”
It is on the basis of those resignations that Chairman Wontumi observed President Mahama should have rather set the precedent for his subordinates to follow by first resigning.