Communication Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Jennifer
Oforiwaah Queen has descended heavily on the opposition National Democratic
Congress (NDC) for holding a press conference on friends and family government
which according to her is bogus.
Speaking in an interview with the host of Efa Wo Ho morning show on Dadi 101.1 FM, Abena Pokua Ahwenee, she described the NDC’s allegations of nepotism as “frivolous and unsubstantiated” hence they should stop disturbing the ruling party because they are focus and delivering their promises to the good people of Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo’s appointments have come under the spotlight after the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) accused him of running a nepotistic government.
At a press conference on Tuesday, the opposition party said the Akufo-Addo administration is practicing a ‘family and friends’ government.
The National Deputy Communication Director of the NPP, Jennifer Oforiwaah Queen, said appointments in the Akufo-Addo government were made based on competence, not friends and families as NDC claimed.
According to her, some of the appointees had lucrative private-sector jobs but left them to sacrifice for their country.
“People appointed to serve under the Akufo-Addo-led administration are qualified and competent people who deserve where they had been put to serve” she added.
Meanwhile, a former Deputy General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, Koku Anyidoho, has described his party’s accusation of nepotism against the Akufo-Addo administration as a waste of time.
According to the Founder and Chief Executive of the Atta Mills Institute, to be able to fight the issue of nepotism very well, political appointees should be subjected to DNA test to ensure they are not biologically related to the appointing authority.
Mr Anyidoho’s comments follow the release of a list of some 51 persons accused by his party’s National Communications Bureau as friends and family members of President Akufo-Addo, occupying top positions in the incumbent New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
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