Ghana has invested a lot of money in developing and implementing policies to help the country flourish, but the effort has failed because politicians have given it little attention.
Former GIMPA rector and former board chairman of the Ghana Revenue Authority, Professor Stephen Kwaku Adei, addressed the problem and chastised politicians for failing to adopt and carry out the directives of the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
He asserts that the current suffering results from politicians choosing to create their own goals rather than adhering to the NDPC’s intentions to build the nation regardless of the party in power.
He thinks that if nothing is done, the nation would continue to collapse.
On the program Burning Issues, which was presented by Akua Boakyewaa Yiadom, Professor Adei made the following comments on the government’s interaction with the IMF.
“Not only this, but every government that has taken office has ignored the NDPC, which has led to the current state of affairs. The nation will keep tumbling to its knees if nothing is done about it.
“They might have developed the country over a period of, say, 100 years, and by now there wouldn’t be any suffering,”
He continued by saying that the NDPC has plans that the current administration could use to develop the nation, but that there is no law that would require the president to be held accountable if he chose not to use the plan. He also claimed that the party in power was occasionally even under the control of its general secretaries.
There are plans; it’s only that there isn’t a clause in the constitution that says the president in office should be punished for not cooperating with the NDPC. As a result, you can’t compel them to utilize the NDPC.
The late Professor John Evans Atta Mills attempted to change that, but he sadly got sick, thus his members ignored it. The general secretaries of those various parties occasionally stand in; whether it’s the NDC, Asiedu Nketia and the other general secretary of the NPP would be heard chatting excessively, he snarled.