The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako, has questioned the sincerity of former president Mahama’s statement, purporting that Preisdent Akufo-Addo, has solely appointed his family members to occupy key positions in his government.
Ex-president Mahama is on record to have said that current developments where family members of President Akufo-Addo have been appointed to occupy key government positions makes a mockery of the NPP’s criticisms of him [Mahama] when the party was in opposition.
But Mr. Bernard Antwi Boasiako has refuted the claims of the former president stating that it doesn’t interest President Akufo-Addo to fix only his family members at positions Mr. Mahama would consider as “juicy”.
According to the Regional Chairman, every member serving Ghana under President Akufo-Addo was properly assessed before given a position.
“I can bet my last penny that even if President Akufo-Addo decided to surround himself with toddlers from his family, they would be much competent than ex-president Mahama when it comes to governance and protecting the public purse”, he said.
Mr. Boasiako went on to state that through the able stewards President Akufo-Addo had surrounded himself with, the NPP government has been able to roll out the free Senior High School program.
Speaking to Peacefmonline.com, he asserted that in the last ‘18 months, the Akufo-Addo government has created several jobs in the following sectors :
1. 100,000 NABCO
2. 15,000 YEA Police
3. 19,000 GES plus additional 8,000
4. 20,000 Cocobod pollination.
5. 30,000 Forestry Commission
6. 1300 Agric Extension Officers
7. 3000 Arabic Teachers
8. 1500 Drainage Management
9. 627 at Ghana Airports Co. Ltd
10. 40 at Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.
11. 1450 at Local Government Service.
12. 103 at DVLA
13. 623 at GHAPOHA!
14. 5,679 at NBSSI.
15. 6475 at Ghana School Feeding.
16. 600 M&E Assistants at YEA.
17. 56, 991 Codapec Spray Gangs at COCOBOD.
What did Mahama do? He surrounded himself with his brother, the entire extended family of his wife, close friends and sycophants. He was always in the company of people who knew nothing about governance and hardcore thieves. Their main strategy was to always to steal from Ghana”, Mr. Boasiako said.