Akufo-Addo’s cabinet list shows he is a joker-NDC MP
Superintendent [rtd] Peter Lanchene Toobu, the Member of Parliament for Wa West, has opined that the list of cabinet minister released by President Akufo-Addo shows that he [President Akufo-Addo] is not committed to security matters.
He said the list released is laughable adding, any serious government that understands politics and understands the importance of cabinet will agree that the list released is a joke.
He explained it is the cabinet that drives government policy and governs.
Speaking on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, he said the decision by the President to remove the National Security Minister Kan Dapaah, Information Minister Kojo Oppong Nkrumah and Communication and Digitization Minister Ursula Owusu Erkuful is dangerous.
The legislator told host Kwabena Agyapong that the President is not serious about the security of the state despite talking about it.
”If you are part of a decision-making process, it makes it easier for you to talk about it, but Kojo Oppong Nkrumah is no longer on the cabinet list, and that is going to make his work difficult.”
He also claimed that it ”is just impossible that Ursula, Dapaah and Oppong Nkrumah would not be present during cabinet meetings because the President invite any other person. However, the Adhoc arrangement will treat these persons as strangers.
He added that the list could also be that the government is deceiving the public.
”But if the list is the one that the President intends to work with, then I would state that he is committed to dealing with security matters in the country.”
He said for the first time, ”the current government has launched a national security strategy, a document he described as brilliant and a plus and beautiful, but for Kan Dapaah to be dropped from the cabinet is a clear indication that the President is not serious about security matters.
”You cannot have a cabinet without the National Security Minister. That is a joke. You are not serious if you do not have your National Security Minister as a member of the cabinet. His role is central because he coordinates all the security agencies and services. If the presence of the Interior and Defence Ministers is enough to manage all security issues, then the President must scrab the National Security Ministry,” he declared.