With the harsh economic situation currently witnessed in the country, some members of the public, including high profile personalities have shifted the blame on the members of the Council of State whose core mandate, as established by law, is two advise the president on issues that will ensure the well-being of the citizenry, among other things.

But some prominent people in society have accused the members of the Council of State of doing little in terms of advising the president to salvage this harsh economic situation, and are therefore calling for it to be scrapped.

The call which was first made by professor Baffour Agyemang Dua on the premise that the country losses so much on the Council of State as an institution seemed to be gradually gaining the support of most Ghanaians, among them, members of the Clergy and traditional rulers.

Recent to add their voice to the call is the Gomoa Akropong branch minister of the Holy Church of Bethlehem Rev. Isaac Ansah, the founder of the Divine Gift Worship Ministry Rev. Phillip McCallister, the minister in charge of the Sinai Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Agona Swedru Rev. Martin Luther Yao Agbovi, a traditionalist Nana Kwame Tawiah Williams, as well as the minister in charge of the Damascus Christian Ministry Int. also in Agona Swedru Apostle Paul Gyasi Acheampong.

According to them, the harsh economic situation witnessed in the country is an indication that the members of the Council of State are selected based on political affiliation, and therefore do what pleases the president, but not the welfare of the citizenry.

According to them, it is shocking not to hear anything from the members of the Council of State with regards to the harsh economic situation and are therefore calling for it to be scrapped completely.

By Robert Ayanful

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