Ghana: 60% govt posts filled by northerners; that’s bad – Varsity Don

At least 60 percent of key government positions are filled by northerners, political science lecturer Dr. Richard Amoako Baah has said.

“Right now as I’m talking, the government positions in this country, key positions, I’ll bet more than 60 percent is filled by northerners.

“I’m not saying that is good, that is not good at all.

“But if he [Mr. Mahama] feels comfortable with this person as an adviser, why should he go and go and get a total stranger he doesn’t know,” Dr. Amoako Baah told Ekow Mensah-Shalders on Class91.3fm’s Executive Breakfast Show on Monday, April 11.

According to him, though politics of patronage was not a good thing, the situation in Ghana’s politics where presidents appoint their kith and kin into key positions, has become popular because such people may have played key roles in the electoral victory of the party.
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