Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw, a Senior Lecturer of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Wa Campus and Head of Department for the Department of Community Development has suggested that President Akufo-Addo reliefs Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo-Marfo of his ministerial positionover his notoriety with loose talks.
He disclosed that the former Finance is gaining notoriety for loose talks citing a case in 2016 where he was caught on tape telling his party people that some tribes in Ghana do not deserve the presidency because they do not contribute much resources to the growth of the country.
As if that was not enough, Mr Yaw Osafo Marfo announced after becoming the Senior Minister that the public sector was choked and therefore government could not employ any other, at a time that he was reported to have fixed his children into the public sector.
Dr. Godfred Seidu Jasaw observed that Osafo-Marfo’s assertion that jailing Aisha Huang would not develop Ghana, is not only unpardonable but a betrayal of the authority vested in him as the Senior Minister by the Republic.
“He is making this assertion at a time that over one thousand Ghanaian youth have been arrested, tried and jailed for engaging in illegal mining. What makes it more dangerous, is the fact that he links the release of Aisha Huang to the support Ghana is deriving from China and the fact that the support comes with what he described as “behind the scene arrangements” – very unfortunate!”, he disclosed.
“Mr Osafo Marfo is telling us all that President Akufo-Addo agreed as part of the terms and conditions of the over bloated Sinohydro deal, to release Aisha Huang in order to secure $ 2 Billion? – and he says this publicly with such impunity?” he quizzed.