….“Family, friends, and concubines gov’t”
Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has voiced his concerns about the New Patriotic Party (NPP), accusing them of deviating from their focus on national development and instead delivering a government that resembles a “family, friends, and concubines government.”
Professor Frimpong-Boateng in an opinion titled, ‘NPP, HOW DID WE GET HERE?’ highlighted a group within the NPP who, despite lacking official political appointments or positions within the party structure, wield significant power to the extent that, one of them is referred to as the ‘de facto Prime Minister’ of the country.
Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, a cousin of President Nana Akufo-Addo, has many times been referred to as the Prime Minister of the government, and wields enormous power and influence in the country.
These individuals, the heart surgeon notes, have the ability to secure influential roles in society for their associates and allies, while also displaying a propensity to disrespect and create difficulties for the Ghanaian population.