President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has warned his deputy ministers that he would sack them should they undermine his authority. He gave the caution when swore 39 deputy ministers into office last week.
According to the President, it takes unity and loyalty to help in the growth and development of the Ministry and by extension the country.
The President stated that any acts of disloyalty or subversion will not be tolerated.
“Article 79, clause 1 of the constitution of the republic provides that a deputy minister is appointed by the president in consultation with the minister and with the prior approval of Parliament to assist the minister in the performance of his or her functions. Your basic responsibility is to assist your minister in the performance of his or her functions. Loyalty to the minister is a fundamental premise for the success of your work.”
“I will not countenance any acts of disloyalty or subversion of your minister, for I will take such acts as disloyalty to me personally and inference disloyalty to the state and party. Any deputy who thinks the roots to advancement lies in your ability to subvert or undermine your minister will be sadly mistaken.”