The Minority Leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has called on government to constitute the formation of boards and state institutions in order to ensure the smooth running of government business.
According to Mr. Iddrisu, five months into the year, government should be up and doing with regard to setting up state institutions with its respective heads and boards.
“The President must constitute boards on time. It is wrong for ministers to take positions of CEO’s..”Mr.Iddrisu told parliament when he contributed to the Speaker’s welcome address.
The ruling New Patriotic Party is in its second term of administration and the Minority reckons further delay could hamper operations and activities of these state institutions.
Government has shown commitment to streamline state and public enterprises with the setting up of the State Interest and Governance Authority (SIGA) to replace the Divestiture Implementation Committee and the State Enterprises Commission.
SIGA seeks to facilitate performance management in SOEs and other prescribed bodies, within the framework of Government policy, to ensure that they operate efficiently, effectively and profitably thereby contributing towards the socio-economic development of Ghana.
Research shows there are over 17 state institutions and 118 public service agencies in the country and government is expected to race against time to appoint heads to man these agencies and institutions to fast-track development at the local and national level.