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Politics of Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Source: Michael Ologo

NDC needs Innovative Ministers like Ofosu Ampofo – Ologo

A leading member of the ruling National Democratic Congress, NDC Mr. Michael Ologo has said Ghana needs innovative ministers like former Local Government minister Samuel Ofosu Ampofo to stir the affairs of the economy.
The chief Executive Officer of Timax Group made the declaration as guest on the entrepreneur forum on RADIOXYZ 93.1FM with host Farida Khailann in Accra on Monday.
He said “Hon Samuel Ofosu Ampofo was one minister who unbelievably was able to create so many social intervention modules under the Ministry of Local Government, A ministry we all knew was unattractive, but Ampofo was able to turn it around. Programmes such as the lesdep, and what have you were created, during the short time he was the local Government minister, so Ghana needs Innovative ministers like him”.
In responding to a question by the host in regards to how government is expected to create entrepreneurial programmes for the youth. Mr. Ologo posited the need for our education curriculums to capture innovative and creative thinking subjects, He also highlighted on how our ministries in Ghana could link with sister ministries overseas, “some countries have the solution to some of the challenges we face today in Ghana, because they have been there before”.
Mr. Ologo also opined that, it is time Government effectively decentralizes its activities in order to put the destiny into the hands of the people at the Grassroots, That way we can build the economy from bottom up.