Justin Koduah Frimpong, General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), has suggested that a reshuffle of government appointments is required to better position the NPP for success in next year’s General Elections.
For him, there is a need for some fresh people to take over from some of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s present appointments as the party attempts to retain power for a third consecutive term, breaking the eight-year streak.
Speaking during the NPP’s Annual Thanksgiving Service held at the party’s national headquarters, Mr. Kodua Frimpong also urged government appointees to willingly quit if their posts do not assist the party, particularly in its electoral prospects.
“If you[ appointees of Government] are tired, resign and leave so the party can retain power…If you are a Minister, a CEO or an MMDCE and you have not been reshuffled and you think you are tired, resign, don’t sabotage the party…It is time for some changes in the government so we get some new faces to continue. We believe that if we get new appointments, we will be able to retain power in the next election,” he said.
President Akufo-Addo’s administration has not seen many reshuffles. Some political observers believe that permitting appointees to remain in posts for extended periods of time, as seen under President Akufo-Addo, has harmed his presidency.