Accra, Ghana – Professor Ransford Gyampo, a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana, has expressed disappointment in President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for not reshuffling his ministers in the wake of the country’s economic crisis. In an interview with Eyewitness News, Professor Gyampo accused the President of being dismissive of public calls for a change in cabinet, calling it “snobbish” and “disrespectful” to the people of Ghana.
The political science lecturer went on to describe the President’s refusal to listen to public opinions as “cruel” and “democratically backward.” He further noted that the President’s recent changes, which included filling vacant positions in government, did not constitute a reshuffle, but only a replacement of some individuals.
In an interview with Eyewitness News, Professor Gyampo accused the President of being dismissive of public calls for a change in cabinet, calling it “snobbish” and “disrespectful” to the people of Ghana.
President Akufo-Addo made changes to his government on February 7, 2023, with several MPs nominated to head various ministries. These appointments include KT Hammond as the Trade and Industry Minister, Bryan Acheampong as the Minister of Food and Agriculture, Osei Bonsu Amoah as the Minister of State at the Ministry of Local Government, Stephen Amoah as the Deputy Trade Minister, Mohammed Amin Adam as the Minister of State at the Finance Ministry, Stephen Asamoah-Boateng as the Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs, and Herbert Krapa as the deputy minister of Energy.
While the President’s recent changes have been met with some criticism, Professor Gyampo’s comments add to the growing call for a wider reshuffle of the cabinet. As the country continues to face economic challenges, many believe that a change in leadership could bring about new perspectives and solutions to help steer the country towards recovery.