The appointment of Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo as Senior Minister during the first term of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo receives a lot of critics. Some political pundits argued that, his position was a waste of tax payers money but yet still the President ignored critics and maintained his position. The number of New Patriotic Party (NPP) Parliamentarians for the seventh parliament made sure of his approval without struggle.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Caucus at that time fought against it but they didn't have the numbers in Parliament to reject him. In this 8th Parliament, Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo is completely missing from the Ministerial appointment of President Akufo-Addo. Some Ghanaians are of the view that, he was excluded because the NDC Caucus will have unanimously reject him and the President is aware of that.
It appears the numerical strength of the NDC Caucus has forced the President to reduce his number of Ministers as well. Some Ghanaians expressed shock when the President still managed to find a position for Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo. According to Graphic News, he has been appointed as Senior Presidential Advisor to the President. This position does not require any vetting or voting, so he is through.
The immediate past Auditor General, Mr. Daniel Yaw Domelevo was forced to go on retirement by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo because according to him, he has reached the 60 years retirement age. But the re-appointment of Yaw Osafo-Maafo has brought a lot of controversies. Yaw Osafo-Marfo is now 79 years of age; about 19 years older than Domelevo. So the question is: Does the President really consider retirement age in his appointments?
Some Ghanaians concluded that, Domelevo forced retirement was deliberate because Hon. Yaw Osafo-Maafo's appointment is the evidence.
A Facebook user known as Nana Appiah reacted that, "Even if this man dies, Akufo-Addo will find a position for him at the cemetery. Ghana really belongs to some people"
Another Facebook user known as Joseph Kpogo said that, "Just creating unnecessary space to loot .You force the Auditor General to go on pension but appoints someone who is much older to serve .Which advise can’t the First Lady give the President".
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