Mahama charges new appointees to protect Ghana’s interest

John Mahama

President John Mahama has tasked newly sworn in Ministers and Deputies to eschew corruption and work to improve the lives of Ghanaians.

The President made the call when he sworn in 11 appointees to various ministerial and deputy ministerial positions.

According to the President, Ghana’s current challenges require creativity and hard work thus he expects to foster good relations with workers in their various ministries to ensure efficient delivery.

“I expect you to do so [Lead your ministries] diligently, efficiently, with humility and with modesty; you must learn to follow due process but also learn to cut through bureaucracy and technocracy,’’ he charge his new officers.

He also asked the new appointees to protect the fundamental human rights and freedoms of all Ghanaians.  “I charge you to avoid any divisive, corrupt and disgraceful tendencies and practices,’’ he added.

“There are urgent needs that have to be met; I therefore call on each of you to hit the grounds running with no time to waste and conduct all your duties responsibly with best interest of the nation’s tax payer’s at heart,’’ he stressed.

Speaking on behalf of his colleagues Minister for Health, Dr Kwaku Agyemang Manu promised diligence in their work.

According to him, he and his colleagues will work ‘’assiduously’’ to ensure the full realization of the better Ghana vision.

By: Evans Effah/