Popular lecturer at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, Professor Ransford Yaw Gyampo is advocating for the making of public health status of public servants who are paid with taxpayers monies.
According to him, nothing about public servants in the country should be kept secret from the public because they must live under the scrutiny of the public eye.
In a facebook post sighted by GhanaVanguard.com, the venerable academic wrote: “As I watched Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu eloquently read the budget yesterday, thoughts about the Finance Minister run through my mind.
That calm and gentle Minister, who is so selfless to the point of driving his own vehicle, instead of using official government vehicle, couldn’t read the budget, because of health issues.
Students of Public Administration know that public servants, according to Max Weber, must operate in a “gold fish bowl”. Nothing about them must be secret, so long as they remain public servants who are paid with the taxes of the ordinary people.
We therefore have the right to know the health status of every public servant and politician who serves us. But never again, should we use this knowledge to politicize people’s health and mock them, as some callously did to Professor Mills.
Mr. Ken Ofori Atta, I am among your well wishers. Speedy recovery, Sir.”