A former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Adei, has bemoaned the incessant corruption and arrogance that have characterised President Akufo-Addo’s administration.
He has said that appointees of the current government demand bribes from people before they are given work to do.
According to the leadership expert, the growing corruption in the government, if the President was aware, is something he should be ashamed of.
Speaking exclusively to TV3’s George Kwaning on Ghana’s chances of rebound, the Professor noted economic recovery was possible but until a leader who possesses the will to fight corruption steers affairs, it was going to be difficult.
He said the current conditions appears government appointees are in a hurry to loot the state before this administration’s tenure ends.
“…This road contract will be given to you provided you put 1 million upfront –not when you get your money –and this is what Akufo-Addo must be thinking about and if he knows about must be ashamed of, that now his people, demand from you a certain amount before you’ll be considered for the job. Why because, then when they get it, whether government pays you or not, they have gotten their money, as if people are in a hurry to loot the country before the end of Akufo-Addo’s term,” he indicated.
He said the President needs to redeem himself in the next 14 months else he will go down in history as one of the most disappointing leaders.
“One of the greatest disappointments of Nana Akufo-Addo’s regime is that, honestly, he raised the hope of Ghanaians. Ghanaians expected that they had gotten the leader with vision, charisma, determination, and it seems if he doesn’t redeem himself in the next 14 months, he will go down in history as one of the most disappointing leaders,” he added.
He criticised the labour force that is leaving the country for greener pastures elsewhere as a result of the government’s poor policies which is having a rippling effect on the economy.
He mentioned particularly “the nurses and teachers who constituted about 75% of the public service would go for loans and because they were public servants, it was assured, now they are running away and they can’t pay. They have to chase them to London and America and other things. So, the small banks, I know one which has about 7 million they are chasing they have to write off.”