President of IMANI Ghana Franklin Cudjoe has stated that it was unnecessary for President Akufo-Addo to appoint four deputies each for the Development Authorities.
He said being in a hurry doesn’t mean the President should do things that will affect the country’s resources negatively.
“Being in a hurry doesn’t mean you should do things that will affect our resources negatively. This country is a small one and we should be able to utilize resources wisely. The four deputy Chief Executives shouldn’t be existing in the first place. It is extra cost. If we have a poverty issue, we deal with it, we don’t deal with it by tossing the country, I see this as waste and job for the boys. Why would we have so many deputies? It’s more like a grand concert,” Frankin Cudjoe told Francis Abban on Morning Starr.
The three Development Authorities – Coastal Development Authority, Middle Belt Development Authority, Northern Development Authority – are tasked with the implementation of the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme (IPEP) – the Programme which will ensure the disbursement of the equivalent of $1 million per constituency per year, in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s 2016 campaign pledge.
Each of the Chief Executive is being assisted by four deputies.