The Minister-designate for Employment and Social Welfare, Moses Asaga, has told Citi News that it was as a result of hard work that the President of Ghana John Evans Atta Mills gave him a ministerial appointment.
An elated Asaga said on Citi Eyewitness News hours after the news broke on Wednesday that he had always wanted to serve in the Prof. Mills-led administration and feels the time has come for him to unleash what is under his sleeves for the good people of Ghana.
Hon. Asaga, who until his appointment was the chairman of the Parliamentary Select Committee on Mines and Energy, Oil and Gas, sees his new designation as a reward from the President after having worked selflessly ever since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) assumed office in 2009.
“I’m happy because I have joined the squad,” he said. “I’m committed to work for development and Ghana as a whole. I really wanted to serve government and this is another stage. I know that hard work to mother Ghana will always be rewarded. ”
Asaga, who is the MP for Nabdam, said he will aim at establishing a good rapport between his office and the leadership of labour unions in order to keep peace on the labour front.
In 2009, Asaga was withdrawn as water resources, works and housing minister-designate for ordering the payment of the controversial ex-gratia awards without recourse to his colleagues in Parliament or the transition team of the new government then led by President Mills.
He has been a Member of Parliament since 1997.