A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buabeng Asamoah has asked that the low productivity in the country should not be blamed on the live telecast of the election petition at the Supreme Court.
According to reports, the live broadcast was affecting productivity on the labour front due to the fact that workers turn to pay more attention to the proceedings than their office duties.
However, speaking as a panelist on Tuesday’s edition of “Kokrokoo” programme with host Kwami Sefa-Kayi, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah alluded to the fact that before the live broadcast, there were already signs of low productivity since workers may either be late to work, sleeping or playing games.
Apart from that, he said the style of government can also reduce productivity.
“The blame should not be put on only watching of the court proceedings: the style of governance, if it is not going well, also affect productivity,” he said.
He mentioned that if government is not doing anything to improve conditions in the country, productivity in the country will be low.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr. has requested for a delayed telecast of the proceedings so that workers can concentrate on their work.
However, Yaw Buabeng Asamoah is of the opinion that if disciplinary measures are put in place at the various work places, productivity can go high.
“Discipline should be instilled in the various work places; we should rather look at how to put a stop to it by instilling discipline in the various institutions. Whether it is being watched in the after or not, we need to maintain some of form of discipline. I don’t believe stopping the live telecast or showing it in the evening will be of help…”