Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo has set a record at least in his country for appointing 110 ministers. Fifty six of them are full ministers, while fifty are deputy ministers, with the remaining four, ministers of state.
In contrast Nigeria has thirty five ministers and Britain has a total of 120 ministers for a population of about 65 million.
Akufo-Addo who was elected last December on a manifesto to fix a host of economic problems and fight corruption, said the appointments were necessary.
But critics believed that it was an overdo, describing the size of government as elephant for a country like Ghana.
It is the largest government since the country of about 27 million inhabitants, adopted a democratic constitution in 1992.