Member of Parliament for Manhyia North, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh has added his voice to the numerous people criticizing President Mahama for making last minute political appointments. “I am disappointed in President Mahama, you are going out of power why all these appointments and contracts? What is the president’s motivation behind all that?
The NDC is getting notoriety in last minute actions and it is very disappointing,” Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh popularly known as NAPO told Bright Kwesi Asempa on Onua Fm morning show Yen Sem Pa. The head of president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo’s transition team, Yaw Osafo Marfo, has raised concerns over fresh recruitments into the public sector, and the awarding of fresh contracts, after the National Democratic Congress government lost the elections. He warned that such last minute deals could have far-reaching consequences for the incoming New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the President acting on the advice of the Council of State appointed Joseph Whittal as Commissioner for CHRAJ and Josephine Nkrumah as the Director for NCCE. But Manhyia North Member of Parliament Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh served notice that the incoming Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo and the NPP administration reserves the right to reverse any appointment made by President Mahama “if the incoming administration has any reservations on those appointments”. “We will reverse those appointments if we find it fit and those affected can go to court if they so wish because the president cannot go round appointing people to position when he is on his way out.”
He also noted, “We have to let Ghanaians know that the president is putting stumbling blocks on the incoming government, and he must be told” “Was it not agreed on by both sides of the transition teams, that any further appointment will be done in consultation, then why is President Mahama doing this to Ghana, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh queried. “If the president thinks he has the power to appoint, we also have power to reverse those appointments, I am disappointment in the President”.
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