Mahama—I’ll run a lean gov’t that Ghana has never seen
According to John Mahama, if the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wins the 2024 elections and takes power, Ghana will have fewer ministers in charge.
He added that several of the departments established by the administration led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be eliminated and that he will lead Ghana with a lean government, something the nation has never seen before.
Mahama stated that the 1992 Constitution’s provisions on ex-gratia payments to Article 71 officeholders will be reviewed by the following NDC administration.
“We want to reiterate the points made by President Mahama recently that a next NDC government will run an administration with a leaner government and far less ministers than Ghana has ever seen and ensure a cut in waste and exercise of frugality in everything government does.”
He added: “the NDC is also committed to the implementation of a review of the 1992 constitution which should among others, place a cap on the number of Supreme Court Justices and face the issues of Article 21 head-on.”
“The next NDC government must commit to the implementation of the review of the 1992 Constitution, which was begun by President John Evans Atta Mills of blessed memory.
“This review should among others aim at reforming the judiciary and tackle head-on issues on ex-gratia payments and other matters of Article 71 emoluments,” Mr. Mahama stated.