Competence and loyalty will make you succeed - Dr. Abass to appointees

By Clement Edward Kumsah

Political science lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Dr. Mohammed Abass has stated that appointees of President Nana Akufo-Addo can only perform better in office if they satisfy three main indicators – competence, loyalty to the leader of the country and party and lastly  dedication to the country.

According to him, though each of the appointees has inimitable qualities, the three indicators should be a minimum to guarantee success, adding that he is expectant that the president made such appointments based on such considerations.

Commenting on the first batch of 13 appointees for various ministerial positions by the President Akufo-Addo on Accra FM, Dr. Mohammed Abass explained that “There are three indicators that should be applied to all these persons. If they are able to meet all these three, then they can perform the roles assigned them,”

“The first one is the appointee’s competence and experience in the sector to which he has been assigned. If the appointee has good knowledge of the area, I believe it will be positive for him and for Nana Akufo-Addo.

“Second is the commitment and loyalty of the person to the leader and to the party, because if that is absent, then it is a minus – the appointee won’t be able to carry out his duties effectively.

“Thirdly, the same loyalty and commitment should be shown the country generally because the minister is coming to serve the country, rather than see to his political interests.”