President Nana Akufo-Addo says his ministers have so far been outstanding and he does not have any compelling reasons to reshuffle them.
Speaking in an interview on North Star radio in Tamale, the President said his appointees were meeting his expectations.
“If the output measures expectations, then I don’t have any strong reasons to heed the call,” President Akufo-Addo added.
“Many of them for me have done outstanding work. Their output has been considerable, and that is what I look at.
“If the output measures expectations, then I don’t have any strong reasons to heed the call. The calls come for all kinds of reasons; NDC wanting to destabilize the government is one. There are people who are also looking for jobs,” the President said on North Star radio in Tamale Monday.
Some civil society groups and politicians have called for a reshuffle of the government following persistent complaints of hardship in the country.
Lawyer and social commentator Kwame Gyantuah has asked the President to move the Finance Minister from his position.
“I do not understand why we have a government and there has not been one reshuffle. I do not understand it. Are we trying to say all the government appointees have done a good job, is that what we are saying?” he asked.
Mr. Jantuah further urged President Akufo-Addo to emulate his predecessor, the first President to come from the NPP, President John Agyekum Kuffour.
“What did he do, he did reshuffle and he told some Ministers I run this government and I’m moving you here. If you don’t want leave.”
“I think if for nothing, the Minister for Roads and Highways should go, Ministry of Health, I think the Finance Minister should be moved. If you do a poll on Ghanaians they will say that he hasn’t been able to handle the Ministry that well,” he said.
Mr. Jantuah said one classical example has to do with how Mr. Ofori-Atta introduced the controversial Electronic Levy (E-levy).
“He (Ofori-Atta) did not consult anybody, no consultation with stakeholders, no consultation with opposition parties then you brought it. You now took it to Parliament it raises so much and you are now doing the consultation,” he reiterated