The Council of Elders of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the entire parliamentary caucus of the party have met over the disquiet and misgivings that characterized the approval of the ministerial nominees of President Nana Akufo-Addo.
There has been uneasy calm within the NDC following the approval of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister, Hawa Koomson; Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah; Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta; and Food and Agriculture Minister, Dr Owusu Afriyie Akoto.
A number of notable NDC members including Sammy Gyamfi, the party’s Communications Director; former MP, Ras Mubarak and former Minister of Tourism and Ambassador of Ghana to Czech Republic, Zita Benson, have accused their leadership in Parliament of betraying their party as far as approving the said ministers is concerned.
But a statement issued by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, on March 31, 2021, said the meeting between the NDC’s Council of Elders and the Parliamentary Caucus “was conducted in a healthy atmosphere in which the concerns of the teeming members and supporters were adequately ventilated and addressed.”
“Accordingly, the leadership of the party wishes to assure all and sundry that the matters that have provoked public commentary have been dealt with in a manner that will promote and strengthen the cohesion of the party and all its organs.”
Below is the statement
By Melvin Tarlue