The Akufo-Addo administration has achieved a lot in the less-than three years it has been in office. The administration has made enormous strides in putting the ramshackle economy bequeathed to it by the Mahama government on a proper pedestal.
Not only has the government been able to make a lot of inroads in creating the necessary avenues for job creation, but it has also done well in the area of education.
The Free Senior High School programme is arguably the best pro-poor policy to have been implemented in Ghana by any other administration before the Akufo-Addo administration.
While these achievements and many others are being lauded, there appears to be an area where there is stagnation.
Though measures to fight corruption have been beefed up with the creation of the Office of the Special Prosecutor, very little progress seems to have been made in this arena.
There have been several reports of breaches in our procurement processes which have assumed national attention. These breaches, if care is not taken, can cause havoc to the political fortunes of this government.
Not long ago, Mr. Agyenim Boateng, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Procurement Authority, was cited to have indulged in some acts which run contrary to the dictates of the very laws he was appointed to act as a guard.
The National Youth Authority, in a recent development, has also had its fair share of alleged procurement breaches, a phenomenon that has led to the acting chief executive officer and his two deputies being dismissed from their portfolios.
The Works and Housing Ministry is also in the news for a similar situation. The Ghana Revenue Authority’s acting board chairman is being accused of conflict of interest in the renting of her buildings to the outfit.
These hiccups, as have been articulated, point to the fact that there is a dearth of knowledge in what some of these appointees are expected to do while in office.
It is against this backdrop that the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is being impressed upon to consider taking all his appointees to another orientation session to forestall the reincarnation of these avoidable scenes.
In all sincerity, Mr. President, your fatherly instincts are going beyond normalcy. You are being too lenient in cracking the whip as well.
Mr. President, your appointees require orientation, again.
Source: ABC Newspaper