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Parliamentarians Must Not Be Appointed As Ministers – Kufour



A minister, who is part of the executive must not be saddled with the job of being a legislature whose duty is to oversee the work of the executive, former President John Agyekum Kufour has said.

Speaking on Asaase Radio, the former president criticised the portion of the constitution that permits the President to appoint ministers from Parliament.

According to him, there must be strict checks and balances on all three arms of government to ensure accountability and transparency.

“The executive has his hands full, formulating policies, getting approval from Parliament, implementing and hold the entire society to live together in law and order. So why should a minister, who is part of the executive, be also saddled with the job of overseeing the work of the executive?” he quizzed.

He added, “I am truly for strict separation of powers. So, that bit of the Constitution if I have my way, I will amend it to have the executive on one side, legislature the other side.”


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