Former President John Mahama expressed his disappointment with some NDC MPs who broke ranks and voted to approve all six ministers appointed by President Akufo-Addo. He stated that the Minority in Parliament had taken a principled position not to approve any new ministers until the President had reduced the size of his government significantly.
However, in a Facebook post after the ministers’ approval, Mahama criticized the MPs for not taking action to address the situation. He further stated that the MPs had flouted the principled position adopted by the party for some personal and parochial interests.
Mahama, who is seeking to lead the party in the 2024 election, urged the MPs responsible for this betrayal to reflect deeply and prioritize the national interest over their personal interests
Read his Facebook post below;
A couple of weeks ago, our NDC group in Parliament announced a principled position not to approve any new ministers until the President has taken steps to significantly reduce the size of his government.
This position was supported by a broad section of Ghanaians and public advocacy groups.
Unfortunately, Ghanaians were sorely disappointed yesterday when several members of the Minority for some parochial and personal interest voted against the principled position adopted by the party.
I am also disappointed.
Those responsible for this betrayal must do some serious soul-searching and learn to place national interest over personal interest.
Equally disappointing is the President’s refusal to seize the opportunity to realign and downsize his bloated government when the NPP flagbearer hopefuls and the Chieftaincy minister resigned.
Clearly, in this time of crisis and excruciating hardships, President Akufo-Addo, his NPP administration and some of our MPs are out of tune with the mood of the Ghanaian people.
I still believe as I said in Ho recently, that in this time of crisis, government can still run efficiently with not more than 60 ministers.
For our grassroots members and all Ghanaians who are disappointed by this insensitivity, I urge you not to despair.
2024 offers us an opportunity to work hard to defeat this reckless government that seeks to destroy our democracy and the very livelihoods of Ghanaians- an opportunity for us to work and build the Ghana we all want from January 07, 2025.