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Ministerial reshuffle won’t fix economic mess created - Minority tells Akufo-Addo

By Vincent Ashitey
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The Minority in Parliament says that it is too late for President Akufo-Addo to reshuffle ministers to address the country's economic crisis.

In a statement, Minority Leader Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson characterized the reshuffle as a “mere remix of the Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia’s failed government.”

Dr. Forson emphasized that the reshuffle, occurring barely nine months before the government’s exit, would not alleviate the suffering and hardships faced by the people of Ghana due to what he described as the bad governance and massive uncontrolled corruption of the Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia’s government.

"It is also too little too late, coming barely nine (9) months to the exit of the government. Neither will it solve the suffering and hardships confronting the people of Ghana as a result of the bad governance and massive uncontrolled corruption of the Akufo-Addo and Alhaji Bawumia’s government.”

“These injury time reserves, who have been on the bench for more than seven years without warm-up, cannot make any meaningful impact in the remaining nine (9) months to salvage the sinking ship and the massive economic mess created by Alhaji Bawumia and his economic mismanagement team.”

The Minority also emphasized that President Akufo-Addo's tenure has been marked by excessive spending and the depletion of state resources.

“The tenure of this government has been characterised by excessive borrowing, unsustainable debt, an economic crisis, high appetite for taxes, poor governance, reckless and wasteful expenditures, siphoning of state resources into private pockets of government appointees, as well as state capture by family and friends of the President and his Vice.”

After months of calls from the general public, President Akufo-Addo on Monday, February 14 made changes to his government.