I’ll Rule Ghana With Only 60 Ministers If I’m Re-elected In 2024-Mahama
Former President John Dramani Mahama has pledged to reduce the number of ministers and deputies to no more than 60 If he is elected president again in the general elections of 2024.
In addition, Mr. Mahama promised to look into how the Covid-19 monies were used and to make sure that all public expenditures were properly accountable.
“I shall assemble and operate the leanest but most efficient government under our fourth republic. We will reduce, significantly, the size of the government. As I announced in my Ghana We Want address at UPSA late last year, I will form a government of less than sixty (60) ministers and deputy ministers of state,” the former President made the promise during his campaign launch at the Cedi auditorium at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in Ho in the Volta Region.
“Fellow countrymen and women, the time has come for Ghanaians to receive proper accountability from those they elect to political office. This accountability can only be achieved by a new party in government. I promise Ghanaians, that I shall investigate how public funds were expended and this includes the Covid-19 Audit and the findings from the Auditor-General’s reports over the years”.
“We must clean the Augean stables and rid them of the filth and corruption. The anti-corruption will be given unfettered space to do their work. The days of the infamous ‘clearing agent’ will be well and truly over. But to ensure efficiency and professionalism in this endeavour, institutions of the state would be empowered to be independent in their work. State-owned enterprises will not be a gravy train for political apparatchiks.”
Mr. Mahama claims that he is not particularly excited by the Akufo-Addo government’s failure.