The Member of Parliament of Adansi-Asokwa Constituency, Kobina Tahir Hammond has said that he is not in a position to tackle issues regarding the size of government and whether or not it should be reduced.
Appearing before Parliament’s Appointments Committee to be vetted as a nominee for the Ministry of Trade and Industry, he said concerns about the size of government should be addressed to the President.
“That’s (concerns of government size) a matter for the president who was voted for by the whole country. He’s the Executive President so these are matters I think he can comfortably deal with,” Mr. Hammond said.
The Minister-designate for Trade and Industry mentioned that he is very concerned about the state of the economy but Ghana is not the only country with an economic crisis.
“Ghana is not an island, isolated on its own, we are a formidable part of the global world, there’s a difficulty in the whole world brought about by certain economic factors, exogenous and internal ones, its difficult but I tell you that’s not the end of the world,” he said.
K.T. Hammond continued that he believes ‘burden-sharing’ is part of the sacrifices both the government and the people of Ghana can do to relieve the nation of its tough economic crisis but its operation should be discussed.
“The burden of economic recovery, yes every hand on the wheel, we’re all together making sure that we get back to where we were before COVID and others ravaged the economy” he indicated.
On Monday, February 20, 2023, the ministerial vetting of six nominees started in Parliament.
Scheduled for today is Kobina Tahiru Hammond who has been nominated for the position of Minister of Trade and Industry, Bryan Acheampong, for the position of Minister of Food and Agriculture and Stephen Asamoah Boateng, nominated for the position of Minister of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs.
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