Akufo-Addo is a very stubborn man – Kwame Jantuah

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Private legal practitioner and member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Kwame Jantuah, has voiced criticism over President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s recent ministerial reshuffle, stating that it has come too late.

Jantuah expressed particular concern regarding the timing of the reshuffle, asserting that the President waited until situations worsened before making changes, especially regarding the former Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta.

 Speaking in an interview on Friday, February 16, Jantuah remarked, “Unfortunately, sometimes the president is stubborn; he waits till things nearly spoil then he comes in.” He cited instances where he believed the President delayed action until circumstances became dire, such as the decision to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) despite initial assurances to the contrary.

Jantuah’s comments come in the aftermath of President Akufo-Addo’s decision to relieve Ken Ofori-Atta of his position as Finance Minister, alongside several other ministerial changes announced in the latest reshuffle.

Notable figures who have been removed from their posts include Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Works and Housing Minister Francis Asenso Boakye, and Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang Manu, among others.

The reshuffle, announced by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin, on Wednesday, February 14, also saw the reassignment of some ministers to different portfolios. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, for instance, was reassigned to Works and Housing, while Asenso-Boakye was moved to Roads and Highways.

In a statement released by the Presidency, President Akufo-Addo expressed his gratitude to each departing minister for their dedication and hard work during their tenure in office, wishing them well in their future endeavors.

However, Jantuah’s critique underscores broader concerns regarding the timing and effectiveness of government actions, particularly in response to challenges facing the country.

The delay in implementing changes, as perceived by Jantuah, raises questions about the government’s responsiveness to issues and the proactive management of key portfolios.

 

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