Ghana’s President defends appointing ‘elephant-size’ government of 110 ministers

Ghana’s President defends appointing ‘elephant-size’ government of 110 ministers

Nana Akufo-Addo hit back at his opponents saying it is ‘a necessary investment’ and that ‘it is not going to be a holiday’ for ministers 

Ghana's President defends appointing 'elephant-size' government of 110 ministers
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images

 

Ghana’s President has come under fire for appointing an “elephant size” government of 110 ministers.Nana Akufo-Addo, who promised to cut superfluous government spending, has hit back at his opponents and said this was “a necessary investment” for the small country off Africa’s western coast.

The appointment this week of 50 deputy ministers and four ministers of state in addition to the existing 56 roles make it a record for Ghana and the largest government since the country, of about 27 million inhabitants, adopted a democratic constitution in 1992.