Political Science Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has asserted that any government that finds it distasteful to reshuffle Ministers has many secrets.
This, Dr. Richard Amoako Baah said, has contributed to President Akufo-Addo’s hesitation to reshuffle the current crop of ministers in his administration.
“Any government that finds it distasteful to reshuffle ministers has too many secrets and this is why they don’t want new eyes and new ears because the same ones who are there play the game and let’s keep it going, that is part of the equation,” he said.
Dr. Amoako Baah’s remark comes in response to President Akufo-Addo’s refusal to reshuffle his Ministers.
According to the President, there is no justification for the demand since most of the ministers have met his expectations.
Speaking on North Star Radio in Tamale as part of his two-day tour of the Northern Region, the President said he is impressed with his appointees.
“Many of them for me have done outstanding work. Their output has been considerable, and that is what I look at,” he said.
Speaking in an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story on Monday, Dr Amoako Baah questioned how President Akufo-Addo would heed calls to reshuffle when he never provided the resources for his ministers to work with.
“How are you going to do that? …Talk to Parliamentarians, they will tell you Common Fund never go there. How are they going to be assessed? You were never given the money you needed to work so based on what are you going to decide competence to ensure that you fire them,” he asked.
Responding to President Akufo-Addo’s claim that those calling for a reshuffle are looking for work in his administration, Dr. Amoako Baah stated that such are not prudent.
“If it is a political party that brought him to power doesn’t mean that when you win, you will do whatever that you want.
“I have to say .. I don’t want a position with him, it is already gone, so please what I am saying has nothing to do with myself. I don’t need a job with the President but if he calls me that he needs help and he thinks that I can help, that I will do,” he told Evans Mensah.
He added that it is up to the President to reshuffle or not. However, the government ought to change the state of the economy.