General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has described the list of staffers at the Presidency as submitted to Parliament as disgusting.
President Akufo-Addo has come under serious attack especially from elements of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 998 list of presidential staffers presented to parliament.
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The release of the list is in compliance with Section 11 of the Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463), which requires the President to submit annually to Parliament, a report on the staffing position of the Office of the President.
The breakdown was given as nine Ministers of state, 27 presidential staffers, 256 other/junior appointees and 706 employees of public/civil service staff.
But commenting on the matter, Mr Nketia said it was not surprising because the Nana Addo-led government has managed to create 110 ministerial and countless CEO positions.
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“The 998 presidential staffers is so disgusting but not surprising because Nana Addo is creating jobs for the boys. Why should I be surprised of a government that creates 110 ministerial positions? It’s just a waste of resources“, he said on Accra-based OKAY FM monitored by Adomonline.com.
General Mosquito, as he affectionately called, accused Akufo-Addo of draining the public purse contrary to his promise of saving it.
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His biggest worry, he noted, lies more with the huge cost component and budgets overruns that accompany the majority of these appointments, ranging from compensation to goods and services.