Bawumia Pledges Leaner Government with Maximum of 50 Ministers if Elected President
In a significant departure from the status quo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has promised to streamline Ghana’s government by appointing no more than 50 ministers and deputy ministers if he clinches the presidency.
This announcement came during a pivotal address in Accra on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, where Dr. Bawumia laid out his vision for the nation under his leadership. As the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), he emphasized the imperative of adopting a leaner government structure to ensure the efficient management of Ghana’s resources.
Diverging from the approach of his predecessor, President Akufo-Addo, who appointed a record-breaking 110 ministers, ministers of state, and deputies in 2017, Dr. Bawumia underscored the need for prudence in resource allocation. He argued that reducing the number of ministers would not only curtail the cost of governance but also facilitate the effective utilization of Ghana’s limited resources.
Dr. Bawumia’s pledge reflects his unwavering commitment to implementing measures aimed at streamlining government operations and promoting fiscal responsibility. By prioritizing efficiency and accountability, he seeks to pave the way for a more responsive and effective government, should he ascend to the presidency.
With this bold stance on government structure, Dr. Bawumia presents a clear vision for a more streamlined and effective administration, signaling his dedication to fostering positive change and progress in Ghana’s governance landscape.