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Comments on Akufo-Addo's 'elephantine' cabinet (RFI)

President Nana Akufo-Addo's new cabinet, composed of 110 members, certainly sets a record. With nearly 25% more ministers than the cabinet of his predecessor, John Mahama, the new government can only be described as "elephantine" (coincidentally, the symbol of his party, the New Patriotic Party or NPP).

I recently commented on the cabinet's size for Radio France Internationale (RFI), the French public radio service, in my capacity as a spokesman for Odekro, a leading civic organization that promotes transparency and accountability in Ghanaian government.

Pictured: Flagstaff House, Accra  | Seat of Ghanaian government 

Pictured: Flagstaff House, Accra  | Seat of Ghanaian government 

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