Kwabena Agyepong, a well-known member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and a former party general secretary, has finally admitted that he and President Akufo-Addo disagree on the size of the government. While airing his grievances on Peace FM, he also conveyed a clear message to the President. In an exclusive interview with Peace FM’s Kwame Sefa Kayi, Kwabena Agyepong declared that Ghana shouldn’t have a large government or many ministers.
After that, he said, Ghana will be able to function well with no more than 25 ministers in place. As a result, he strongly urged the President to cut the size of his administration if he is still able to do so.
As a small country, Ghana does not necessitate a large government. In my opinion, a minimum of 25 ministers is necessary to administer the country. Why does a minister need three assistants? There is just one deputy even for the President. Running the government is becoming prohibitively expensive because of this. If the President is still able to cut the size of his government, he should do so. As a longtime friend of mine, Akufo-Addo is aware of my strong opinions and how I express them respectfully. On Peace FM, Kwabena Agyepong bravely stated this.
There were roughly 120 ministers and other officials in President Akufo-government Addo’s during his first term and there are currently more than 80 in his second term.