Some ministers I reshuffled during my administration are not friends – John Dramani Mahama

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Former President John Mahama has suggested that he made enemies for himself after he reshuffle his ministers during his administration.

In my time, I reshuffled some ministers and I know they were not very pleased. Of course, nobody is pleased when you drop them from office and so there are few of them who are not my best friends anymore because I dropped them from office,” he said while to speaking students of the Academic City University College on the topic “Thinking Critical Decisions in Decisive Moments as a Leader,

He said apart from using reshuffles to extract the optimum efforts from ministerial appointees, it is also used to ensure none of them gets too rooted in one place or becomes too powerful to control, former President John Mahama has said.

Continuing, Mr Mahama who is staging a comeback said: “After a while, take a look at the performance of your ministers and based on their performance you must decide to drop some people and you can also decide to shift some people to other places”.

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“They may be probably good but maybe they may not be finding their feet in the ministry you sent them and so after observing them for a year or two you see that this person will do better here because of certain qualities they have”, he explained.

He added: “Sometimes, you take decisions to move people because you don’t want them to create kingdoms in the Ministries in which they are. When the staff of the ministry or the agency know that this person is untouchable then it does not bring out the best in them and it becomes like a fiefdom and that is what is happening today.”

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SOURCE: www.Ghbase.com

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