A communicator of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Hopeson Yaovi Adorye has claimed that staffers appointed by the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, are more competent than those appointed by former President John Mahama.
The NPP communicator reacting to claims by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) that the President has appointed too many people to the presidency said the President only appointed men of honour to help him perform creditably well.
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President Akufo-Addo on Friday presented to Parliament, a list of 998 presidential staffers.
The breakdown included nine ministers of state, 27 presidential staffers, 256 other/junior appointees and 706 employees of public/civil service staff.
But Adorye said the staffers include professors and men of integrity who have the wherewithal to ensure that the President delivers on his mandate.
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“Ghanaians should be rest assured that the President has appointed competent men and women to help him steer the affairs of the state. Look at their titles, professors and men with great knowledge who can help the cause of the president, they are unlike the ones appointed by Mahama…,” he said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen Programme on Friday.
According to Mr Adorye, former President Mahama used the presidency as a “haven for persons perceived to have misused the state’s money” and these people became staffers hence the under-performance of the Mahama government.
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Reacting to this comment, a communicator of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi said the staffers appointed by President Akufo-Addo have so far demonstrated enough incompetence within this short period.
“We have seen many incompetent decisions by the so-called quality staffers at the presidency, the drafting of budget has even become a problem and in the document on the Ghana-US Military deal, they asked Parliament to rectify instead of ratify, is that not incompetence”, he quizzed.


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