There is public uproar over the number ministries under President Nana Akufo-Addo’s government.
The president appears to have created six new ministries to oversee some critical electoral promises.
A Regional Re-organisation and Development Ministry has been created to oversee to the creation of four new regions in the Western, Northern, Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions.
And in a bid to improve sanitation in the country, a new Ministry named Sanitation and Water Resources has been created.
In addition, the Transport Ministry has been disintegrated into three Ministries namely, Railway and Development, Roads and Highways and Transport.
The president has also created the Monitoring and Evaluation Ministry and a Senior Minister Portfolio to see to key electoral promises such as fiscal discipline and efficiency.
And according to the head of IMANI Africa policy think tank, Franklin Cudjoe, most of these new ministries are “superfluous.”
Founder and former President of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Prof. Kojo Yankah, has also urged the president to reduce the number of ministries so as to save the taxpayer some money, noting that every Ministry carries a huge bureaucracy.