Appoint experienced hands, not ‘babies with sharp teeth’ – Prof Adei

professor-stephen-adeiA former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Professor Stephen Adei, has advised President-elect, Nana Akufo-Addo, to appoint more experienced hands as ministers in his government rather than exuberant youth with no experience.
He argued that the country’s current economic challenges require more experienced persons to manage it.
Speaking on the Citifm , Professor Adei said, “I think that there is plenty of room for youth in technical work, but much of the cabinet type of level requires a lot of wisdom. I wouldn’t expect too many young people there. I’m talking about those below 45. Many of them will not be in cabinet position, but they will be in very relevant technical positions. I expect one or two of them but at this stage of Ghana’s development, I don’t expect a lot of them. They should be there as the technical advisers and not the decision makers.”
“We saw these babies with sharp teeth and other things and they nearly ruined our country and destroyed our culture with impunity and disrespect,” he added.
Prof. Adei further called on the President-elect to look beyond members of the NPP in appointing his ministers.
He believes that there are competent persons outside the NPP who could effectively serve in government.
“For certain areas, you must go out. Not many of them, you need to get a top person. For instance, when we started the petroleum ministry, Armah Kofi-Buah and the rest what did he know about petroleum? You go to a Ghanaian who is at the top and knows how to manage things for the sake of Ghana.”
He said professionals in various fields should be appointed to serve in relevant offices in government without consideration of their political affiliation.



Source: citifm

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