Global CEO of the HuD Group, Dr Yaw Perbi has reiterated the need for Ghana to adopt a comprehensive and binding national plan to accelerate development.
According to him, such a template will reap more dividends for the country than the evolving manifestoes of political parties.
Speaking on third edition of the ‘Joy-Change Speakers Series‘ on Newsfile, he explained that over the years, the country has been run aground due to the absence of a policy programme which transcends political parties.
He however noted that if such a plan is adopted, it will deal with the discontinuity in projects and programmes resulting from change in regimes.
“[The duopoly of NDC and NPP] has resulted in the interruption of policy direction and programme implementation; setting back Ghana’s economic transformation” he noted.
Dr Perbi continued, “The underlying cause is the absence of an agreed-upon national long-term (development plan) with clear and measurable targets; KPI’s aligned with medium tern plans of the government in power”.
For him, “If we have this as a plan, every political party then does their manifesto according to that plan. [They] tell us how they’re going to implement what we have already decided we want as a people”.
His suggestions on the need for a binding national vision plan was part of his six suggestions on how to move the country forward.
Touching on other areas, he stressed on the need for a review of the constitution; adding that government must also work to curb the perennial deficits in budgetary allocations.
This he said will help strengthen the country’s economic variables.
Ghana is currently reeling under economic pressure, characterised by a soaring inflation and a fluctuation of the local currency against other major trading currencies; especially the US dollar.
This has consequently resulted in excruciating levels of hardship reported amongst some section of the populace.
Meanwhile, government has assured that it is working assiduously to stem the tide.
In his Christmas Message to Ghanaians, President Akufo-Addo indicated that the country’s economic woes will soon be a thing of the past.
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