Kwabena Yeboah revealed reasons he declined ministerial appointments from Kufuor and Mills government

Kwabena Yeboah, SWAG president

President of the Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG), Mr. Kwabena Yeboah on Star FM's program dubbed Star Chat  hosted by Nana Aba Anamoah yesterday September 1, opened up on why he refused deputy ministerial appointments from erstwhile Kufuor and Mills government.

Speaking with the hostess, the veteran journalist with his experience said he respectfully refused an offer from former president J.A Kufuor to become a deputy minister to Mallam Issah, he also told Nana Aba he declined same offer under late president Atta Mills era.

"I politely declined"

Stating his reasons for refusing to serve in both presidents regime, 'Writer' as he is popularly called was of the view that, it should not take people picking up ministerial appointments before playing a role. This he said, politics have created mistrust amongst the people who believe when one is appointed in any ministerial position, the intention is to amass wealth.

"People can play different roles in this country without necessarily picking ministerial appointments and I do not think that ministers are mostly the important people"

"In Africa, especially many people do not trust politicians because it is mind boggling those personalities you knew a few years ago, enter politics and within a space of two, three, four years become millionaires. So a lot of people think that if you are offered that position, you intend to go there and make some money"

Advising politicians, he urged them to do their best to serve and erode the perception about them as politicians who only are interested in becoming millionaires through politics and act as Lord over the people.

"Politicians should do well and clean the act and let the people believe that indeed they have come to serve and not be the Lord over them and that in Africa, politics has become a shortcut to success and if you want to be a millionaire, your best arena is not into teaching or journalism but politics"

Kwabena Yeboah is the host of Sports Highlights on GTV sports+, a program he has hosted for more than two decades.

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