Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the managers of Ghana’s economy need to take bold and selfless decisions to turn around the fortunes of the economy.
He said, ‘If we cannot see or recognize what I will call the ultimate objective, then to be quite honest I don’t know what we are about in this country.’
He reiterated the need for a massive clean-up in the government machinery to fix the nation’s ailing economy.
‘We cannot escape with this and getting away from it is going to be pretty difficult unless we are ready for a very serious clean-up that will require bold and selfless men and women: we have done it before and it can be done again.’
The governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) founder was speaking on the sidelines to Journalists at the opening ceremony of the four days National Economic Forum in Akosombo.
Nonetheless, he endorsed the forum but advised government to revise some aspects of its policies to improve the living conditions of the citizens.
‘Many aspects need looking at and examining and dealt with seriously, but I think it is very important that something that is happening in this country does not escape us.’
He bemoaned, ‘If it does we will be losing sight of what really we are going through: the economic disruption and political behavior that has been foisted on this country since 2001 has been ignoble and yet if you look and listen to the statistics the last speaker gave it might give you an idea or an indication of when it started and what I am talking about.’
Former President Rawlings called for a bipartisan approach to national discourse saying, ‘I have always said it but the propaganda machinery keeps trying to disrupt it but now we can hear it for ourselves.’
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