Maverick Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has admitted that President Akufo-Addo is running a family and friendâ€™s government.
According to Mr. Agyapong, in spite of such family and friendsâ€™ ties with the president, they were men who are more qualified and competent than those in the Mahama-administration.
â€œI donâ€™t dispute he has family and friends in the government but they are competent. Yes, I admit that President Akufo Addo is running a family-and-friends government but what my NDC people donâ€™t know is that his family is more qualified than Mahamaâ€™s people.
â€œYes his family members are many but when you check their qualifications, I bet you, they are better than Mahamaâ€™s boys,â€ he said.
Former President John Dramani Mahama has accused President Akufo Addo of running a government of family-and-friends.
Mr. Mahama, who was addressing sympathizers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) during the partyâ€™s ninth â€˜Unity Walkâ€™, held on the grounds of the St. Johns Park in Bolgatanga said President Akufo-Addo has loaded his government with relatives and friends.
But speaking on the matter, the controversial MP said, President Akufo-Addo cannot be blamed for having family members who qualify to be in government.
President Akufo Addoâ€™s families, he noted, are highly educated and that makes them different from Mahamaâ€™s.
Kennedy Agyapong indicated that the reason why former President John Mahama could not appoint his family into government, as President Akufo-Addo has famously done, is because, between the two families, one has more educated members who qualify to serve in government under their â€˜family and friendsâ€™ government.
â€œAkufo-Addoâ€™s family in government have are highly educated more than Mahamaâ€™s boys and that makes them different. Mahamaâ€™s family is the richest family in Ghana now because they chose business but Akufo-Addoâ€™s men chose education and that is why Mahama could not even appoint much in his governmentâ€, he said