Franklin Cudjoe, Founding President, IMANI
‘IMANI’ Centre for Policy and Education, an African think tank, has described the additional ministries by the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as questionable.
In an interview with Ekourba Gyasi on Atinka AM Drive, the President of IMANI Africa, Franklin Cudjoe mentioned that the creation of Interior Ministry, Defence Ministry and National Security is totally uncalled for and superfluous.
According to the Franklin Cudjoe, Ghanaians complained of the 24 ministers the Mahama-led administration appointed, adding that the Nana Addo administration is appointing more ministers than the previous administration.
“There is a national security minister, there is a defence minister and there is an interior minister, why are we going to war. This is a very small country and I think that we should be able to manage our resources very well especially our human resources” he said.
He reiterated the need to merge some of the ministries since some of the ministries have functions that overlap others.