President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been cautioned to check the attitude and expertise of his appointees or risk going back to opposition, TheNewsGh.com reports.
According to Akoa Kofi Owusu Achiaw, the Founder of Progressive Contractors Association, the posturing, utterances and general attitude of the appointees of this government are injurious to the chances of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to stay in power.
This follows a recent rant by the Ashanti Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah that contractors who feel they are unable to independently source funds to complete government projects to forfeit them to their counterparts who may be willing to do so.
The minister in an interview on Kumasi-based Angel FM last week condemned government for being indebted to contractors and charged it to by all means possible, find money to settle the age-old debts, but chastised contractors for using the situation as a yardstick to stifle government projects.
“The minister’s comments are insulting and very disrespectful to contractors; if he doesn’t know what government contracts entail, he would be better off silent than infuriating us”, Akoa Kofi Owusu Achiaw lamented in an interview with Angel News monitored by TheNewsGh.com.
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He said the current crop of government appointees have no regard for companies and individuals and have assumed the posture of lords by virtue of the positions they hold; a situation he said could push the government out of power because voters are increasingly becoming angry with the NPP.