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Anti-graft campaigner, Kwame A Plus, has called on the Akufo-Addo-led
government to cut down the size of his ministers to save the public
purse.

Ghana has over 100 ministers – the largest ever under the Fourth Republic.

In a recent Facebook post, the maverick musician wondered why some
ministries are still in existence when the country is struggling to
service its loans as well as develop.

“Instead of going on a borrowing spree to fill the $12 billion
deficit financing, we can raise money by cutting down frivolous
expenditure like the new voter’s register which will cost over 200
million dollars, reduce the number of ministers and their allocated
staffers and also desist from irresponsible procurement of vehicles
(V8s) and other non-essential expenditure like ministerial travels and
cut down the president’s entourage during foreign trips.

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“We cannot roam the world begging for aid and spend 64 million Ghana
cedis gallivanting around the world in 9 months,” the
musician-turned-politician said.

He added: “This is the time to be prudent. Collapse unproductive
ministries and agencies like Regional Reorientation or whatever it is
called, Ministry for Monitoring and Evaluating – they don’t monitor and
evaluate huutey, Senior Minister’s Office is of no use, Zongo
Development Ministry has not developed any Zongo, it is just a trick to
win Zongo votes.

 “How can we have a Ministry for Sanitation and have a Ministry for
Environment? Isn’t it the same environment we want to sanitize? If we
insist on having a sanitation ministry it’s mandated must be to sanitize
the mindset of public officials, not the environment because public
sector reforms commission or agency or whatever is a total waste of
taxpayer’s money!!!

“How can we have a Business Development Ministry and have a Ministry
for Trade and Industry and have a Special Initiatives Ministry and have a
One District One Factory Secretariat? How can we have a Ministry of
Transport and have a Ministry for Railways and have a ministry for
Aviation and have the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. One day we will
have a ministry for Okada and a ministry for taxi and a ministry for
uber!!!

“Ghana just took 1 billion dollars in aid from the IMF. What is the
use of a Ghana beyond aid secretariat when you continue to receive aid
left right center?

“These ministries and agencies spend more on salaries and V8s than
their mandate. If we scrap them we will save a lot which will help bring
our economy back to life.”

Read A Plus’ full post below.

 Instead of going on a borrowing spree to fill the $12 billion deficit
financing, we can raise money by cutting down frivolous expenditure
like the new voters register which will cost over 200 million dollars,
reduce the number of ministers and their allocated staffers and also
desist from irresponsible procurement of vehicles (V8s) and other
non-essential expenditure like ministerial travels and cut down the
president’s entourage during foreign trips. We cannot roam the world
begging for aid and spend 64 million Ghana cedis gallivanting around the
world in 9 months.

This is the time to be prudent. Collapse unproductive ministries and
agencies like Regional Reorientation or whatever it is called, Ministry
for Monitoring and Evaluating – they don’t monitor and evaluate huutey,
Senior Minister’s Office is of no use, Zongo Development Ministry has
not developed any Zongo, it is just a trick to win Zongo votes.

How can we have a Ministry for Sanitation and have a Ministry for
Environment? Isn’t it the same environment we want to sanitize? If we
insist on having a sanitation ministry it’s mandate must be to sanitize
the mindset of public officials not the environment because public
sector reforms commission or agency or whatever is a total waste of
taxpayer’s money!!!

How can we have a Business Development Ministry and have a Ministry
for Trade and Industry and have a Special Initiatives Ministry and have a
One District One Factory Secretariat? How can we have a Ministry of
Transport and have a Ministry for Railways and have a ministry for
Aviation and have the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority. One day we will
have a ministry for Okada and a ministry for taxi and a ministry for
uber!!!

Ghana just took 1 billion dollars in aid from the IMF. What is the
use of a Ghana beyond aid secretariat when you continue to receive aid
left right center?

 These ministries and agencies spend more on salaries and V8s than their
mandate. If we scrap them we will save a lot which will help bring our
economy back to life.

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