Have you ever wondered why the Ghanaian government shuffles its ministers from ministry to ministry, despite the perceived poor performance of some of these government officials.
I have also wondered as well and if that policy gets your goat, be prepared to lose an entire herd.
It is common knowledge that Ghana’s trip to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was fraught with disappointment, accusations, counter accusations, cover-ups, and overall ineptitude.
In response to shouts by Ghanaians for heads to roll, the President of Ghana fired the Minister of Sports, Hon Elvis Afriye Ankrah. This act was perceived by some pessimists as a cosmetic one by the government to appease the frustrated proletariat.
For those who still believed in the president’s commitment to a more accountable government, his firing of Hon Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was deemed as an indication of the advents of winds of change to spur on the Better Ghana Agenda
Soon after his dismissal as the country’s substantive Sports Minister, Hon Elvis Afriyie Ankrah was offered a position in the Office of the Presidency.
The ex-minister ‘s deputy Hon Yamin, who was very vocal in his defense of the ministry’s actions and had also made inflammatory statements in the past to the ire of Ghanaians, was also re-assigned to a assume a ministerial position in Ashanti Region.
I find it perplexing that a minister and his deputy, both credited with poor decision-making while in office can be given substantive positions within a week of being relieved of their positions.
They must have a incredible Linked in profile within the ruling party’s ranks
This issue of reshuffling reminds of an old English nursery rhyme:
Ring-a-ring o’ roses,
A pocket full of posies,
We all fall down
I believe the Ghanaian version would go something like this
A shuffling – a shuffling of a minister
A pocket full of pesewas
Moody downgraded our credit rating again this year
And still the Cedi keeps falling
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