My job is to ‘police my colleagues’ – Akoto-Osei

Akoto Osei EvaluatonDr. Anthony Akoto Osei, Minister-designate for Monitoring and Evaluation

The Minister-designate for Monitoring and Evaluation, Dr. Anthony Akoto Osei, has told the Appointments Committee of parliament that, per his job description, he would be policing his colleagues.

This, he said, would ensure government machinery works in “efficient, effective and timely” fashion.

The president, he told the committee, promised Ghanaians change and “If we are going that way…then it’s not going to be business as usual.”

He said he would be a cabinet minister and that he intends to have a technical staff to assist him.

Answering question on a possible role duplication with the Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo, Akoto-Osei said Mr. Marfo’s role would be to coordinate the economic sectors.

He said his role is carved in such a way that “there won’t be any conflict.”

“My job is partially to police my colleagues,” the former minister of state in the previous New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration said.

He said government cannot continue to work the way it is “if we want results.”

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