Ghana Can Run With 19 Cabinet Ministers – Kwabena Agyepong
A flagbearer hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Agyei Agyepong has said the country can be managed with 19 cabinet ministers as enshrined in the Constitution.
Agyepong said there is a need for the country to have many ministers hence the need to cut down on the number of ministers.
Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show on Thursday (30 March), Agyepong said, “I think that this country can run with the 19 cabinet ministers that are stated in the constitution. There is no need to have more.”
“I think every ministry should be headed by a cabinet member, so we should consolidate the ministry and arrive at no more than nineteen,” he added.
Agyepong said his passion to see the country develop informed his decision to join the flagbearer race.
“My passion for transforming Ghana as a country I think is the most important thing. It is not about holding the office in name … ”
“Quickest route to be rich”
The flagbearer hopeful said politicians should not get into the mindset that politics is all about enjoyment.
He said politics is all about service to the country.
“When you have a political atmosphere where people think that politics is the quickest route to becoming rich then you have a problem. That is a thought process that I will de-emphasise.”