Create an inter-party Economic Management Team-Dr. Ayariga urges government
Following the ill-performance of the Akufo Addo-Bawumia government, the Founder and Leader of the All People's Congress (APC) has urged government to constitute an inter-party economic management team.
Following what many are describing as shambolic management of Ghana's economy, the Founder and Leader of All People's Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga has urged the government to shelve the extreme partisanship and constitute an inter-party Economic Management Team.
This, according to him would help deliver the country's economy from the conundrum. Mr. Ayariga was speaking at a press briefing on July 7, 2022, stressing the urgent need for an alternative economic management team that should be inter-party-oriented. According to him, the proposal for an inter-party Economic Management Team is due to the shambolic performance of the wildly acclaimed "Economic Messiah" under whose watch the International Monetary Fund became a forbidden option and destination.
According to the APC Leader, it is an unbridled falsehood that the advent of covid-19 pandemic coupled with the recent Russia -Ukraine war were the reasons for the country's ailing economy. "The All-Knowing Economic Management Team chaired by the Vice President, the acclaimed economic Messiah, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Marfo as vice-chair with other members as Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, Agric Minister, Dr. Afriyei Akoto, Minister of Energy, John Peter Amewu, Professor George Gyan Baffour, Minister for planning, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremanteng, Minister for Trade and Industry and Dr. Akoto Osei, Minister for Monitoring and Evaluation with Joe Amoako Tuffour as the team's secretary have all failed to deliver after series of audacious promises to transform Ghana from a consumption economy to production and arrest the dollar" Dr. Ayariga decried in a statement.
Dr. Ayariga wants to know if those prevailing factors blamed for the woes of Ghana's ill-performing economy are unique to Ghana alone. He said the dissolution of the early committee after a series of setbacks and re-constituted with over 20 Eminent Persons to manage the economy is evidence of the ill-performance of the earlier one. He urged the government to embrace an all-inclusive governance model and practices of diversity to grow the economy.
He admonished the government to get non-performing ministers out of government and hold all office executives accountable for their stewardship. In the end, Dr. Ayariga proposed that the government should adopt the best economic models that would drive value-for-moneyneytcomes and avoid investment that does not yield positive outcomes.
Report by Prosper Kwaku Selassy Agbitor