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Regional News of Friday, 18 October 2019

Source: a1radioonline.com

Reduce number of ministers – Bongo chief to Akufo-Addo

Paramount Chief of Bongo Traditional Area, Naba Baba Salifu Alemyaarum has challenge President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reduce the number of ministers serving under his government.

The Akufo-Addo administration which has about 125 ministers has come under serious criticism of being an over-sized government in the history of Ghana. This, according to some critics is having a negative toll on the country’s budget.

Adding his voice to the call for a reduction of ministers in the country is Paramount Chief of Bongo, Naba Baba Salifu Alemyaarum.

Naba Baba Salifu Alemyaarum believes the Nana-Addo over-sized government is adversely affecting the fight against corruption in the country.

“If the Excellency the President will agree to reduce the number of Minister in this country so that for the establishment of anti-corruption board to function correctly”, Bonaba stated.

The Paramount Chief of Bongo who doubles Vice President of Upper East Regional House of Chiefs said this in Bolgatanga during an engagement program organized by Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) and Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) for members of the Upper East Regional House of Chiefs on the National Anti-Corruption Action Plan (NACAP).

The GII and CHRAJ is embarking on a nationwide tour to solicit support from Chiefs to fight against corruption in the country.