KUMASI — Mr. BERNARD Antwi Boasiako aka Chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has questioned the sincerity of former president John Mahama’s statement, purporting that President Akufo-Addo, has solely appointed his family members to occupy key positions in his government.
Former president John Mahama is on record to have accused President Akufo-Addo of nepotism, that makes a mockery of the NPP’s criticisms of him [Mahama] when the party was in opposition.
But Chairman Wontumi has refuted the claims of the former president John Mahama stating that it doesn’t interest President Akufo-Addo to fix only his family members at positions Mr. Mahama would consider as “juicy”.
According to Chairman Wontumi, every member serving Ghana under President Akufo-Addo was properly assessed before given the position.
“I can bet my last penny that even if President Akufo-Addo decided to surround himself with toddlers from his family, they would be much competent than ex-president Mahama when it comes to governance and protecting the public purse”, Chairman Wontumi said.
Chairman Wontumi further said the able people appointed and around President Akufo-Addo has made it possible to roll out the free Senior High School program.
Chairman Wontumi, who was speaking to Peacefmonline affirmed that in the last ‘18 months, the Akufo-Addo led government has created several jobs in the following sectors :
1. 100,000 NABCO
2. 15,000 YEA Police
3. 19,000 GES plus additional 8,000
4. 20,000 Cocobod pollinations
5. 30,000 Forestry Commission
6. 1300 Agric Extension Officers
7. 3000 Arabic Teachers
8. 1500 Drainage Management
9. 627 at Ghana Airports Co. Ltd
10. 40 at Ghana Civil Aviation Authority
11. 1450 at Local Government Service
12. 103 at DVLA
13. 623 at GHAPOHA!
14. 5,679 at NBSSI.
15. 6475 at Ghana School Feeding.
16. 600 M&E Assistants at YEA
17. 56, 991 Codapec Spray Gangs at COCOBOD
What did Mahama do? He surrounded himself with his brother, the entire extended family of his wife, close friends, and sycophants.
Mahama was always in the company of people who knew nothing about governance and hardcore thieves. Their main strategy was to always to steal from Ghana”, Mr. Antwi Boasiako said.