Checks made by The Statesman newspaper indicate that serving Ministers of the Mills-Mahama government are in fact school boys. Our checks so far have revealed that at least six such ministers are students in various institutions.
Already there is controversy that President Mills and Vice President Mahama have appointed a Team B squad of ministers. What was not known however was that some very vociferous members of the squad are actually school boys.
Both Deputy Ministers of Information are pursuing full time courses. James Agyenim Boateng is at the Ghana School of Law and Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is at the Zenith University College. The Statesman can confirm that two other deputy ministers of state are pursuing courses at GIMPA. More worrying is the fact they are both deputy regional ministers outside of the capital.
The question is what time do they get to attend the affairs of the state, for which they are paid full time salaries, given four wheel drive vehicles, saloon vehicles and a full time police guard?
A Deputy Minister of Finance is also known to be sharpening his financial skills pursuing a Masters programme at the London Business School, UK. This requires regular travels outside of the country to attend classes.
Some ministers are known to be attending various distance learning courses, with overseas institutions.
Source: The Statesmanonline
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