The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) seem be in turmoil with leading members like Hon. Kingsford Sumana Alban Bagbin peeved by the fact that President John Dramani Mahama’s friends and family have become a barrier between the party and the presidency.
This did not go down well with many sympathizers and supporters of the NDC, including Hon. Hannah Tetteh, the Foreign Affiars Minister after the Nadowli-Kaleo MP took to an Accra based radio, Okay Fm to air his frustrations.
She swiftly issued an advice to her senior colleague in the party, who described as one of the three ‘wise men’ assigned to government priority projects to apply the same “zeal”, with which he is publicly criticising the President, to doing his job.
The post on the Foreign Affairs Minister’s FACEBOOK status update page read; "Focusing all our attention and giving the excuses of the inability to do one thing or the other on our inability to consult the President at Flagstaff house or discussing the action to be taken without his input creates the impression we are waiting for the President to do something or instruct someone before anything can happen”.
“To my brother Hon. Alban Bagbin, that means criticising the President in public makes sensational headlines, and perhaps the main topic of discussion for the week, but if you put that zeal into the supervision and oversight of the projects given to you and the other "wise men" to oversee, and deliver on time, on budget and maintain standards and quality, you would be doing something that would be in the headlines for all the best reasons for a long time to come”.
But many have interpreted to mean that Hon. Alban Bagbin has been going about his recently assigned responsibilities, which include overseeing the construction of 200 Senior High schools with droopiness, but Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has waded in by questioning “what job” the Foreign Affairs Minister is talking about.
Sharing his thoughts on the topic via facebook, which is fast becoming the medium by which most Ghanaian leaders express their views on issues of topical concern, the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute (DI) quizzed where the projects, Hon. Bagbin, who is also the Member of Parliament for Nadowli is supposed to redirect his energy.
“Hannah Tetteh prefers Bagbin focuses on the priority projects assigned to him. My question is: what and where are these projects so-called?” he asked.
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