Ghanaian actress Lydia Forson has questioned President Akufo-Addo’s decision to appoint some Members of Parliament to assume ministerial positions.
A list of some 46 persons to help the President govern during his second term in office was sent to Parliament through the office of the Speaker, Alban Bagbin on Thursday.
Ms Lydia Forson took to social media to register her displeasure on the first list of Ministerial appointees.
According to her, the integrity of the country’s leadership is questionable when some legislators who have failed to maintain high standards are being considered to take the mantle of leadership.
“When politicians are REWARDED for their bad behaviour, what examples are we setting for the ordinary citizen.
When politicians are REWARDED for their bad behavior, what examples are we setting for the ordinary citizen.— miss forson (@lydiaforson) January 22, 2021
We’re constantly punishing the poor, vulnerable for petty crimes and rewarding rich/influential people for doing worse.
“We’re constantly punishing the poor, vulnerable for petty crimes and rewarding rich/influential people for doing worse.”
Meanwhile, some social media users have shared similar opinions to that of Lydia Forson and are of the view that some legislators must not sail through should they partake in the vetting process by the Appointments Committee.
Dear NDC MPs,— EKOW DJAN (@EkowDjan_) January 21, 2021
Should Hawa Koomson, Ursula Owusu, Ken Ofori Atta and Dominic Nitiwul sail through vetting, we will advise ourselves.
Names that popped up include MP for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful; former Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta; Awutu Senya East MP, Hawa Koomson and former Defence Minister Dominic Nitiwul among many others.
The NDC MPs that are thinking of taking bribe from the Minister designates so as to rubber them should have a rethink. The grassroots are serious about their resolve concerning Ken Ofori atta, Hawa, Ursula, Nitiwul to some extent Kan Dapaah, Letsa, Amewu.— Patriot Sami (@TSDzidefo) January 22, 2021
The Npp guys are not smart, including mother serpent of corruption himself. See most of his appointees will be rejected. True talk😅😅 Someone like Hawa Koomson , Ursula Owusu and peter Amewu. pic.twitter.com/UgFR08Z2AR— William Cocoa Appiah (@AppiahCocoa) January 22, 2021
Mr Ken Ofori Atta and Dominic Nitiwul have been retained as Finance Minister-designate and Defence Minister-designate, Ursula Owusu-Efful has been appointed to head Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation and Hawa Koomsom has also been appointed as Fisheries and Aquaculture Development Minister-designate.
Hawa koomson… For obvious reason— ATO PLANS (@ATO_KANTE) January 22, 2021
Ursula Owusu…for closing dwn radio stations n suffocating mtn.,, https://t.co/NmwgBvPkCJ
However, among the list, Hawa Koomson stands tall following a shooting incident in her constituency prior to the 2020 general election.
Former National Security Minister Kan Dapaah has also been trolled.
Kan Dapaah And Ken ofori Atta again..vetting should do us justice— GyeNyame (@GyeNyam21352305) January 21, 2021