THE NEW Ghana Social Justice Forum (NGSJF), has called on the President of the Republic of Ghana, Heads of Public Institutions, and State Agencies to cancel the upcoming End of Year Parties in all public institutions in Ghana.
This is because, according to the group
Ghana is broke; as a result of the culture of corruption, mismanagement at public Institutions and State agencies and this is as a result of improper checks and balances at public administrations.
It said Ghana is with the begging bowl at IMF, among other reasons, due to the systemetic loot and share by public officials.
It strsesed that it is National betrayal, and exploitation of scarce resources, should government institutions stubbornly jettison this petition to cancel all upcoming End of Year Parties in public institutions.
This was contained in a strong petition submitted to President Akofu-Addo and copied to Public Institutions and State Agencies, Diplomatic Missions and Media.
The petition which was signed by the President of the NGSJF, Mr Yahaya Alhassan
President noted that Ghanaians groaning under hyperinflation of 35%, one of the highest in decades; 2. 850,000 join 6 million Ghanaians already wallowing in poverty; Investers, bond holders threatened with withholding of payment via domestic debt exchange; District Assembly Common Fund in arrears and stalling critical social infrastructure development at the district levels;
It pointed out that GETFUND mortgaged, leading to stalled education infrastructure projects.
"We are by this policy document, reporting to the Ghana Police Service to arrest any public institution who disobeys this noble petition, and continue with the frivolous End of Year Parties at the time that, school kids studying under trees without tables and chairs.
"And precious kayayei hardworking, nursing mothers are embarrasingly languishing on the various streets of Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Tema, etc," the petitioners noted.
The petitioners stressed that the related organizations are urged to act accordingly.