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You Must Respect Ghanaians – Ablakwa to Ministers

Tongu North Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of parliament, has criticized a few ministers in President Akufo-Addo’s cabinet, voicing his regret and displeasure with their deplorable remarks in public.

The member from North Tongu called for a review of the behavior of ministers and appointees of the government, stressing the importance of showing respect for Ghanaians.

In an interview with TV3’s Johnnie Hughes, April 3, Ablakwa said, “President Akufo-Addo’s ministers must be sent back to an emergency workshop or seminar. Unfortunately, the bill that they will return with, we may regret that we even gave this advice, but we should tell them that they should do the workshop right at the cabinet room. And they need to talk to themselves.”

You Must Respect Ghanaians – Ablakwa to Ministers

He voiced his deep dismay at the way government ministers handle public complaints, raising doubts about their comprehension of their mandate.

“Increasingly, the way ministers are speaking to citizens who have the power. Who put them in office? People should always remember this government appointees and officials and ministers should remember that without the people’s vote, you are not a minister, your party is not in power. The constitution is clear. Power belongs to the people in Ghana,” he asserted.

He brought up a comment made by Energy Minister Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, stating that it was inappropriate for people to request load-shedding schedules so they could create such for themselves.

“The last time the Energy Minister said go and produce your own timetable…how dare the minister, how dare him?” Ablakwa quizzed.

Touching on the passport fee increase, in respect of which the Foreign Affairs Minister, Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey asked those complaining not to apply if they have no need for it, Ablakwa highlighted the importance of passports beyond mere travel documentation.

“People don’t apply for passports because they are wealthy or they want to go and buy expensive tickets,” he emphasized.

“There are many transactions today, banks and all of that, that require you to get a passport. People go for passports as identity.”

Ablakwa concluded his impassioned plea for respect and consideration from government officials, urging them to remember the source of their authority.

“The mindset of our ministers must change; they should show us some respect,” he asserted, adding that “all the Ghanaian people want is that you show us respect. You honour us.”

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