The president Akuffo Addo’s government has come under extreme criticism and pressure after it was revealed that it had 998 staff working at the presidency alone, 200 more than what the previous John Mahama government had.
Many said the large staff size at the seat of government grassed the president’s vow to ‘protect the Ghanaian public purse’, which suggested that he’ll run a smaller but a more efficient government whiles in opposition.
On Epa Hoa Daben Show on Happy FM, The Deputy National Organizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joshua Hamidu Akamba said there is more to what the government have presented to the republic’s parliament.
“How many years did it take President Akuffo Addo to present to parliament his presidential staffers. The workers at his residency include family members, friends, mistresses and Baby Mamas’, some are even hidden from the taxpayers” He said.
It appeared last Friday that the government had set another record of having the highest number of staff at the presidency 998 after setting an initial of one having highest number of Ministers and their deputies, 110 in all.
A report the Presidency sent to Parliament in accordance with Presidential Office Act, 1993 (Act 463), to make known the former’s staffing position, it indicated that all staff including Ministers of State, Presidential Staffers, junior political appointees, and others including domestic and household workers such as lady in waiting and assistance cameraman and civil servants were a total of 998.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah.