Former National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah has come under fire for failing to secure the country in his first four years in office.
A political Researcher, Eugene Eshun-Elliot who hit hard at Mr Dapaah who has been re-nominated by President Akufo-Addo for the same position indicated that the latter did not deserve to be re-appointed.
“In a better country Kan Dapaa shouldn’t have survived the four years. He should have been kicked out of government,” Eshun-Elliot said in an interview with Eric Ahianyo on TV XYZ‘ Morning Update.
To him, the failure on the part of the government to find the four teenagers who went missing in Takoradi in the first term of the Akufo-Addo government indicated that Dapaah was not on top of issues in the country and argued that “but for partisan purposes, Kan should not have been in office” and be eventually re-nominated to take over same ministry.
Mr Dapaah and Health Minister-designate, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu are expected to be vetted today, February 10, 2021.
Eshun-Elliot’s condemnation comes at a time a civil society group, Governance Watch Alliance, has sent a tall list of President Akufo-Addo’s former appointees who have been re-nominated to parliament, asking the Appointment Committtee not to approve them for various reasons.
For Mr Kan Dapaah, the group says he superintended “high rate of insecurity” in the country which includes the killing of undercover journalist of Tiger Eye P.I, Ahmed Suale whose killers have not been found after two years.
“As we speak no proper investigation has been done,” Kwame Atuah Patrick, President of the Group.
The group also accuse Mr Dapaah of sanctioning and supervising the Ayawaso West Wuogon by-elections which led to the setting up of a commission of enquiry to look into the events leading into the bloody elections.
Despite calls from CHRAJ, the UNDP, the Coalition of Domestic Election Observers, Christian Council of Ghana, the National Union of Ghana Students, the National Peace Council, Occupy Ghana and the Center for Social Democracy for President Akufo-Addo to sack his appointees that sanctioned the criminal act, Mr Dapaa and Bryan Acheampong served their terms as ministers.
It is therefore not surprising that pressure is mounting on parliament’s Appointement Committee to disqualify Kan Dapaah.