A former Deputy Finance Minister under the Kufour administration, Kweku Agyemang Manu has slammed the Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga, for “goofing” the second time following his appointment by President John Dramani Mahama, insisting that he is incompetent to head the Ministry.
Hon. Kweku Agyemang Manu, incumbent Member of Parliament for Dormaa Central, understated the usefulness of Mr. Ayariga at the Information Ministry because to him, the Minister has proven to be incapable of administering the Ministry.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, he believed the Minister should be fired since he “has no business” at the Ministry of Information. He outlined his expectations of the Minister’s performance saying “he is not going to be a very efficient; a very effective Information Minister.”
The NPP stalwart was reacting to the renaming of the Presidential palace from the Flagstaff House to the Jubilee Flagstaff House by the ruling NDC government.
To him, there are more pressing concerns to be addressed by the government than the mere issue of renaming the Presidential edifice. He expressed no surprise over the new name, explaining that he has tolerated the governing party’s lapses to the brim and so, “whatever they want to do, let them do. If it’s good for them, let them take it.”
He further said the Mahama-led NDC government has not introduced any new initiative from inception. He cited some failures of the government, emphasizing that they have collapsed the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and have not done any new adjustments in the National Youth Employment Programme (NYEP).
He therefore expressed regret over the government’s decision to change the name of the multi-million dollar palace.
The Minister of Information on Wednesday revealed in an interview with Kwami Sefa-Kayi on Peace FM’s “Kokrokoo”, that the Flagstaff House has been changed to Jubilee Flagstaff House.
He explained that the amalgamation is intended to end the controversy surrounding the seat of government.
He also noted that “the two names have been put together and I think it is time we make progress and we focus on what is happening in Jubilee Flagstaff House and not the name."
However, Hon. Agyemang Manu, in his view, stated firmly that “Mahama Ayariga has nothing to do in that Ministry of Information…the Information Minister shouldn’t behave like the rest of us in this country are fools? What does he take us for?...They (NDC) claim Ghanaians have given them the mandate to rule us. The things that they will do with this power, I don’t have anything to say about it; so, let them go ahead and do what they want to do but they shouldn’t be telling us these things as if we are children…”
“The type of reason he’s given us for the renaming of Flagstaff House…suggests he is incompetent and he shouldn’t be in that Ministry at all. So, he is talking like human being, adults like us; sensible reasonable human being and should respect our thinking, our intelligence, our brains. Don’t come and tell us propaganda again,” he concluded.
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