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Kwadwo Mpiani questions Akufo-Addo's reshuffle; says it 'problematic'


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A former Chief of Staff in the Kufuor-led government has joined some New Patriotic Party (NPP) veterans who have expressed concern about President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo's reshuffle after 7 years.

Mr Kwadwo Mpiani said the president may have his reason for the changes in his government but argued that with less than a year to an election, the February 14 shakeup appeared problematic.

“I don’t react to the ministerial reshuffle because it is the president’s prerogative. He works with the ministers and the deputy ministers and he should be able to determine who is working well or otherwise.”

"But I think that eight months to an election will not have any effect on the direction of government. So, I think the timing is the problem, otherwise, it is his prerogative to do a reshuffle as he sees fit," he said in an interview with Joy News and monitored by Theannouncergh.

Mr Mpiani's other concern is about how quickly some of the appointees, who are new in the roles, will take to acclimatize and positively impact the portfolios handed to them.

"Some of these appointees are completely new. How are they going to learn and know what goes on in the Ministries to enable them to direct the ministries as expected of them?" he questioned.

Adding that, “So, what do you want to achieve? It is too close to the election, and I don’t believe they can effect any massive change.” 

source: Theannouncergh.com