A presidential staffer has blamed the delay in implementing the report of the Senchi Accord on the untimely death of Mr. PV Obeng.
Clement Apaak said the late Senior Advisor to the President was key in the organisation and implementation of the Accord; ‘and his death would invariably affect how the Senchi consensus is implemented.’
About 150 economic experts met at Senchi in the Eastern Region in April for a National Economic Forum meant to address the nagging economic issues affecting Ghana’s economy.
After three days of dialogue, a 22-point communiquÃ© was issued as the road map for Ghana’s economic recovery.
The organisers promised that a detailed report spelling out how, who and what time frame would be used in the implementation of what has become known as the ‘Senchi Consensus/Accord,’ would be made public in two weeks.
It is two months now since the forum was organised and there is no trace of a detailed report.
The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) says it has been vindicated when it said the Senchi forum was ‘only a talk shop that would not achieve any results.’
But Clement Apaak disagrees. He said several factors, including the death of the key implementer of the Accord, was to blame. PV Obeng died on May 17.
Mr. Apaak said there was also the need for ‘proper scrutiny and authentication’ so that when the document is finally brought out it would be accepted by all.
‘The report would be brought to the fore in due course,’ he promised. He criticised the NPP’s proposals towards arresting the decline in the economy.
Kweku Baako Jnr. Editor in-Chief of The New Crusading GUIDE newspaper, was surprised as to why a detailed report had not been released two months after the forum.
He was utterly shocked with the excuse Apaak gave for the delay in the implementation of the report and described it (excuse) as ‘unsustainable.’
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