Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has lambasted groups and individuals who are lobbying seriously for one position or the other following President John Mahama's ministerial nominations.
According to him, no one is 'so special to think that he or she deserves a ministerial position' to the extent of resorting to vandalism.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr. condemned the act because he said it is likely to undermine the authority and integrity of the President.
“In this country there are about a million people who can become ministers and so it is arrogant to assume that any one person is so special that if not given a ministerial position, hell should break lose. For the NDC to come this far people have died; they have sacrificed their lives...all of a sudden people who were given birth to in the 80s have grown wings and they think that without them nothing can happen. What rubbish, absolute rubbish. That attitude needs to end and it must end very quickly. Why do people think they are so special? They are so damn arrogant; nobody is special and nobody is a super human being…” Kwesi retorted.
Pressure groups from across the country have continued to mount pressure on President John Dramani Mahama to ensure they are appointed in various positions.
Per report from the Finder newspaper, Groups in the Volta Region were lobbying for Okudzeto Ablakwa and Fifi Kwetey to be promoted or retained. The Ga lobbyists have also reportedly reminded the President not to leave out Gas.
However, the latter, Fifi Kwetey, has been appointed a Minister of State at the Presidency after the President outdoored his third batch of ministerial appointees on Sunday.
Most of these demands are clothed in Regional colours.
Speaking as a panelist on Radio Gold's "Alhaji and Alhaji" programme on Saturday with host Suhiyini Alhassan, Kwesi Pratt added: “There are 24 million people in Ghana and hundreds of them are qualified to be ministers; it is just a matter of privilege.
Ghana does not belong to any particular region. Working in government is not like attending a jamboree. Many people are seeing government positions as trophies; they think it is chop time and time to grow fat bellies and so on.
What is this? This is not chop time but time to work...the way to be rich is not by ministerial appointments; everybody wants to be ministers...stop this childish, silly manoeuvering for positions: What is happening?”.