According to the business and communications consultant, the country has had enough of the extended run of political gimmicks and the time is up for governments to attend to the most pressing national issues.
A comparison between the lists of staff presented by Mr Mahama and that of Nana Akufo-Addo shows an increase of about 300 personnel.
The list was submitted to parliament by the president in accordance with the Presidential Office Act as people who work at the presidency.
“The NPP in opposition raised similar concerns when the NDC was in office; issues on the GITMO 2 in the last two years and the recent US - Ghana military base. All these should be given less attention and move to issues that will benefit the citizenry”
“If the President says he can achieve his promises to the country with the 998 workers, let’s wait and see”
Speaking on SilverFM’s Omanbapa morning show with Nana Kwabena Ampratwum, the noble researcher said he will only support the opposition if they attack the background, abilities, input and output of the 998 staff at the presidency rather than the number or form.
“Let’s concentrate on the substance of the issue over the form. We have to rather delve into the Akufo Addo led administration to assess the qualities of the officials appointed into public office in the country”
Mr Manuel described a recent interview granted the media by Public Sector Reforms Director indicating the government’s flagship policy of implementing ‘one district, one factory’ as a difficult venture as ‘unfortunate’.
“We have MMDCEs, DCEs all over the country representing the government and they are the Presidents of the districts and so it is their responsibility to work within their districts to make sure the government’s flagship policy is actualized to the good of the country.” he fumed
According to him, the minority should rather rise and criticize the government officials about such issues and question their efficiencies to put them on their toes and not the number.
“The President should not border his head over implementation of one district one factory when he already have the MMDCEs, DCEs; Akufo Addo must rather be pondering over how to cater for the $1million, one constituency promised during the electioneering atmosphere”
Mark F. / silveronline24 / SilverFM