According to Minister of Food and Agriculture, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto, the decision to fire or hire an appointee is solely the President's.
He said this when asked about President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo's comments about calls for him to reshuffle his appointees.
President Akufo-Addo decided not to change his team because, in his opinion, the majority of them have performed admirably.
He stated that the output of his ministers has been significant, and that is what he considers.
Mr. Akufo-Addo stated this when asked about calls to reshuffle his ministers while speaking on North Star Radio in Tamale on Monday, August 8, as part of his two-day tour of the Northern Region.
"Many of them have done outstanding work for me," he said.
"Their output has been significant, and that is what I consider," he added.
"If the output measures expectations, then I don't have any strong reasons to heed the call," the president added.
When asked about the President's remarks, Dr. Owusu Afriyie Akoto said on TV3's New Day show on Thursday, August 11, "Why not?" Why not if your boss thinks you're doing a good job? The person who appointed me has the authority to fire me. If someone requests that I be fired, he is not the appointing authority.
He also expressed hope that the President would not fire him because of his excellent performance at the Agriculture Ministry.
"From what I've told you this morning, the Ministry of Agriculture's work is intense and unprecedented." If you look at the rate of agricultural growth over the last 30 years, you will see an objective assessment of what I am saying.
"We are very proud of what we are doing for mother Ghana in these times of crisis. Yes, a global crisis, where everyone is suffering from food scarcity and people are coming into our country to raise surpluses, which should be a major accomplishment."
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