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Deputy Minister post ‘useless’; scrap it! — Deputy Minister dropped by Akufo-Addo advocates

A former Deputy Minister of Agriculture in Akufo-Addo’s first term who is also Member of Parliament for Akyem Swedru Kennedy Osei Nyarko has said the position of Deputy Minister in our constitution is useless.


He believes that some amendments will help reduce cost of administration and also ensure that the country enjoys the needed development.

Kennedy Osei Nyarko made these known in a post he shared on Facebook to mark Constitution Day on January 7, 2022.

He made mention of three amendments he will want in the 1992 constitution which includes Amending the constitution to make parliament total independent from the executives. This means no member of parliament should be appointed as Ministers. In the case a president wants to appoint a member of parliament as a minister he or she should resign as an MP.

The Akyem Swedru Member of Parliament also suggested the “Scraping Deputy Ministerial positions from our constitution”.

Finally, he advocated for “Amending the constitution to allow for the Election of MMDCES”.

Ghana commemorated Constitution `Day on January 7, 2022 with several individuals making suggestions for parts of the country’s constitution to be amended.

There is the belief that the country’s forward-going is hindered due to some provisions in the constitution that is seen as archaic.

Source: 2021


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