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General News of Monday, 30 July 2018

Source: yen.com.gh

Be loyal to Akufo-Addo – Gabby to ministers with presidential ambitions

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has berated ministers whose personal interests are overriding that of the government to pull the brakes.

The NPP member has decried how some ministers under the Akufo-Addo government are being distracted by their future ambition at the expense of performing for the government to succeed.

The influential member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has urged all appointees not to allow their personal interests override that of the government they are serving under.

According to him, all current ministers and other appointees must look to emulate the selflessness of Akufo-Addo “when he was in your position”.

In a Facebook post, he subtly suggested that some appointees under the Akufo-Addo administration are being distracted by their personal ambitions, instead of concentrating on making the government successful.

He said during Akufo-Addo’s time as a minister, he focused on delivering on the work assigned to him by the President, adding that that is a trait the current ministers “must learn”. “If you are a minister with a greater ambition, please learn from Akufo-Addo when he was in your position.

He focused on delivering on the work assigned to him by the President. He would not be distracted. He did not let his ambition get in the way of his job; not even how to fund his future campaign,” Gabby wrote.

The former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute said ministers and other appointees must look at the bigger picture since they will be rewarded by the party “for the services rendered to the government” when they had the opportunity to serve.

Government “Be loyal and committed to the mandate you have today. Let the success of the government you are a big part of today be the only thing that matters today. Guard and Guide your integrity as if it is your only source of oxygen.

“When the time comes the party will remember you and your ethics and reward you for the services rendered to the government when you were gifted the opportunity to serve,” he added.