The feats chalked by President Akufo-Addo in the past four years have been phenomenal and unmatched in our recent governance history.
We are unable not to wonder under the circumstances why others before him could not do as much within the rather longer period at their disposal.
We cannot but acknowledge the role of his appointees in the attainment of the seismic achievements, all of which have impacted positively on the lives of the people in diverse ways.
Individually, they contributed in their own ways in the departments of state that they served in pushing the vehicle of state to its enviable milestone.
To think that so much was credited to the scorecard of government within this short span of time of COVID-19 global drawbacks notwithstanding, adds to the wonderment.
It is intriguing however that in spite of the number of appointees at his disposal even as he made the strides, cynics think that a pruned appointment list would be in the best interest of the nation.
We demur on that score and demand that the President take another look at the subject. That the number of appointees that the President decides to work with is his prerogative is a fact that we can only talk about as he takes the final decision. It is our take however that the number of appointees that he worked with did not impact adversely on the public purse, which is the basis of the argument of opponents of the previous list of appointees.
In a setting where people will observe and talk about everything scathingly even if they receive freebies from the sources they criticize, leaders should learn not to succumb to the pressure of such persons.
We take exception to the issues raised about the number of appointees that the President should pick by those whose arguments are not latched on strong and convincing premises. The feat achieved in the past four years with the number of appointees the President engaged for the game-changing tasks is convincing enough for him to maintain the status quo.
Unfortunately, it is the stance of those opposed to the number of appointees the President worked with to achieve what he did to scale it down.
We are pained to observe however that the President has succumbed to the opponents of his first term appointee list and pruned it accordingly.
This, we maintain, is not in the best interest of the cause of the government.
COVID-19 has taken its toll on the progress of the nation, a global challenge which has spared no country.
We shall sooner than later get our mojo, we can bet. Until then however, we ask that the President reconsider his pruned appointment list. That, for us, is the way to go.