Former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof Stephen Adei has finally broken his silence on the raging matter in the public about the size of the Akufo-Addo government.
Prof Adei who was a hard critic of former President Mahama on perceived running of a family and friends government has come under intense pressure from the public to speak about the composition of the Akufo-Addo government as well.
In a press release on Tuesday the 17th of October 2017, Prof. Adei was very critical of the composition of the Akufo-Addo government which ge labeled “a government of family members, friends, business associations and mostly tribesmen”.
Below is the full statement from the Prof.
ON MATTER OF PRINCIPLE I STAND TO COMMENT ON APPOINTMENT OF FAMILY MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND ASSOCIATES IN AKUFO-ADDO’S GOVERNMENT
I have noted with admiration, several calls from the public, soliciting my views on the size of family members in the government of His Excellency Nana Akufo-Addo.
I see these calls as fair, considering the position I took against the then president of the republic His Excellency John Dramani Mahama over the number of family members and friends who were serving under his administration.
I must take this opportunity, through this release, to state that I am highly disappointed in the size of family members, friends, business associates and mostly, tribesmen in the government of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo.
While at that, I must point a weakness in running this type of government – fighting corruption becomes difficult as individuals to be prosecuted and perhaps ridiculed for indulging in corruption would be relations as we are witnessing already.
It must be on record that I stand by this principle which I am committed to and would always advance anytime I see such nepotism being practiced in our governance structure.
Prof. Stephen Adei
Former Rector, GIMPA