National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has said but for the “chronic nepotism” of President Akufo-Addo, Ashanti Region’s Anthony Akoto Osei should have been made the Minister of Finance, not Ken Ofori Atta.
In an interview on Okay FM observed by MyNewsGH.com, the fire-spitting NDC communicator said the only reason why Akufo-Addo will pick Ken Ofori Atta who is his cousin ahead of Akoto Osei is because they are related.
Akoto Osei as Minister in Charge of Monitoring and Evaluation, and Sam Pyne as “Mayanka Board Chairman” Sammy Gyamfi says is an insult to Ashantis.
Stressing on what he calls “the total neglect of the Ashanti Region”, Sammy Gyamfi says the Ashanti cannot openly speak up.
“Kwame, I am telling you Akoto Osei should have been Finance Minister. The work he did from Kufuor’s time to the time Akufo-Addo became president, you dont know? But because Akufo-Addo is nepotistic, he gave it to his mother’s sister’s son”
“Bokassa, Mobutu and Iddi Amin will not be proud of what Akufo-Addo is doing with Ghana” he argued.
The Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo has in the past expressed similar tribalistic sentiments. According to him, Dr Anthony Akoto Osei is the defacto Finance Minister whose services Ghana is currently missing.
“As we speak today, the people that the NPP are missing is that dreaded combination that Kufuor had at the Ministry of Finance, my own chartered accountant colleague late Kwadwo Baah Wiredu and my own Dr Anthony Akoto Osei. This is what they are lacking at the Ministry and that is the truth. Anthony Akoto Osei has been put at the Monitoring and Evaluation unit, so people mess up and he’s supposed to tell them you’re messing up when he could do it and do it better. At the end of the day we’re having an economy which is being run by a businessman who’s looking for business opportunities to enrich himself ,” he told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM.
Source: MyNewsGH.com/Stephen Zoure/2019
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