Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has claimed that the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Mr. Johnson Asiedu Nketia demanded the NDC Members of Parliament take photos of their vote on the six ministerial nominees.
He said the decision was smartly resisted by the Minority MPs since they realized it was a sign of mistrust from their party leadership which might have resulted in some Minority MPs voting in favour of the approval of the six ministers.
The Chairman of the NDC Mr. John Asiedu Nketia and the General Secretary of the NPP Lawyer Justin Koduah Frimpong as well as other bigwigs of both NDC and NPP were all present in Parliament to offer support to their respective MPs to vote according to their interest.
Speaking on SOMPA FM Saturday, March 25, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu maintained that the accusation that the Nana Addo-led government is bloated with so many ministers was a complete lie and cannot be proven entirely.
He recounted that both former Presidents John Mahama and the late Prof. J.E.A. Mills rather led the country with a bigger government size as compared to the current 16 regions under the Nana Akufo-Addo's administration.
“Both Mills and Mahama led the country with 78 and 76 Ministers respectively in the then ten regions of the country compared to the current 16 regions superintendent by the Nana Addo government, so I do not see the noise being peddled by the NDC MPs. As it stands now Nana Addo is having about 84 ministers so the difference is reasonable and it cannot be termed as a bloated ministerial size”, the veteran MP asserted.