A-Plus Lists Unproductive Ministeries Akufo-Addo Should Scrap

Kwame Asare Obeng aka A-Plus has listed some Ministeries the Akufo-Addo led government should scrap.According to A-Plus, instead of government going on a borrowing spree as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy, some Ministeries should be scrapped.Describing such Ministeries as unproductive, he listed the Ministery of Regional Reorientation, Ministry for Monitoring and Evaluation, Zongo Development Ministry, Special Initiatives Ministry and Ministry of Railways.In a post sighted on Facebook, the controversial personality also advised the government to further cut cost on frivolous expenditure like the compilation of new voters’ register.Read the full post belowInstead 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 of during foreign trips. We can not 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 what ever 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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