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I’ll dissolve the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources if he re-elected as President – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has promised that if re-elected, he will disband the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources in 2025.

Speaking at a public lecture at Wisconsin International University College in Accra on April 4, 2024, Mahama expressed discontent with the ministry’s effectiveness, citing rising filth in the country despite its inception.

Mahama, who is also the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer, underlined the need to cut government spending and questioned the ministry’s utility, claiming that Ghana looks dirtier now than before the ministry was established.

I’ll dissolve the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources if he re-elected as President – Mahama

“We will close down the Ministry of Sanitation, one to reduce expenditure and two, I don’t see any use. Accra, our country is dirtier than when there was no Ministry of Sanitation.

“Indeed, this country was cleaner when our country was under local government than as a stand-alone ministry and so we’ll close down that ministry and we’ll take the sanitation schedule back to local government, because we want to reduce government expenditure,” he said.

Mahama proposed consolidating several other underperforming ministries, including the Aviation and Railways Ministries, into the Transport Ministry.

“It is not only the Sanitation Ministry, in Transport, Aviation and Railways, we are going to close them down and send them back to the Transport Ministry. We are going to combine Communications and Information again. So, we want to reduce the number of ministries.

“With cleanliness, we think that it’s the duty of the district assemblies. Every assembly has an obligation to make sure that its district is clean and so we must decentralize sanitation to the district level,” he added.

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