Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has said the ban of ministers’ travels is a step in the right direction.
According to him, President Akufo-Addo’s decision means he is keen on making sure appointees are available to perform their duties.
“I think this directive is in the right direction and therefore needed to ensure that all his ministers are tracked and their whereabouts know,” he said on Adom TV’s Morning Show “Badwam” Tuesday.
President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has put a freeze his ministers, their deputies, MMDCES and heads of government agencies from traveling abroad on official duties.
A statement signed by Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare said foreign travels by minister and heads of agencies be temporarily suspended with immediate effect.
The statement added that guidelines in respect of future foreign travels aimed at minimizing disruption to government’s domestic work will be communicated shortly.
However, the Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey was the only exempted from the temporal ban.
Commenting on the issue, the maverick politician said the Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare, is experienced in her job and will take into consideration the sort of trips that will necessitate a minister to leave the country at all cost.
“If a minister wants to travel, I think the best thing to do is let the chief of staff be in the known. All you need is to get permission from the chief of staff” he stated.