Government alone cannot be entirely blamed for hardships in Ghana – Energy Policy Expert

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In the wake of the current hardships experienced by most Ghanaians, an energy policy expert says the full blame cannot be put at the door step of the NPP government alone.

According to the Executive Director for the Institute for Energy Policies and Research, Mr. Kwadwo Poku, current governance architecture of the country makes it almost impossible for the government to be blamed for all economic hardships.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi TV, Kwadwo Poku explained that Ghana is not a socialist state where the government takes the center stage in all economic policies and programs.

The energy policy expert says he cannot fathom why the private sector, which is a very important stakeholder in Ghana’s economic architecture is insulated from the blame as far as the current hardships are concerned.

Kwadwo Poku said the private sector, which employs a chunk percentage of Ghana’s active labour force has failed to increase the salaries of workers despite the significant rise in the cost of living.

He said, “we are not a socialist country… Have you seen the private sector employers increasing salaries for their workers? They are not. So why are we all now looking at government?,” he quizzed.

To him, it is absolutely wrong for every blame to be put at the door step of government even if the government is not responsible for such issues.

“Why are we all blaming the government for the hardship and the private sector is not being blamed… It doesn’t make it right for us to keep blaming the government for things it should not be blamed for,” he added.

SourceABC News

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