The Spokesman of Operation Save the Suffering Masses (OSSM), a Human Rights Non Governmental Organization (NGO), Nana Kwasi Kwarteng, has called on the President, Nana Addo Damkwa Akuffo Addo, to consider appointing right persons at the right places.
Speaking to a cross section of the media in Kumasi, Nana Kwarteng said, the appointment of Dominic Nitiwul as Defence Minister, was not in the right direction.
He said, Nitiwul is a professional teacher, who is not a security expert, while there are many retired military officers in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“Nitiwul is a young professional teacher; the Ministry of Defence needs a Security Expert or a retired Military Officer to take charge of the Ministry, he said.
He therefore called for the withdrawal of Dominic NItiwul as the Minister of Defence.
Touching on the Ambassadorial appointment, the OSSM Spokesman, lamented over the appointment of Mr. Ayisi Boateng, as Ghana’s High Commissioner to South Africa.
He said, Ayisi Boateng, a Fuel Station Manager in Kumasi, to represent Ghana in a country like South Africa, with huge economy, was demeaning.
“What is Ayisi Boateng, going to bring back to Ghana from South Africa?” He asked.
Presidential appointments, should cut across party lines. It should not come to loyalists alone. Even regional Ministers, can be given to ex-police / military officers, likewise Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MMDCE) due to their background of strict adherence to discipline.