Tony Aidoo Again; He Slams NDC

tony aidooThe former Head of Policy Monitoring and Evaluation at the Office of the Presidency, Dr. Tony Aidoo, has criticised his own administration, accusing it of failing to live up to its responsibilities of making life more comfortable for Ghanaians.

Dr. Aidoo who is also an ambassador-designate, claimed the government has flunked in taking decisive steps to plug the leakages in the system, particularly at the revenue mobilisation points, which tend to make the masses to suffer.

Speaking yesterday, he stated that, “government must backup” and stop giving excuses for the inability to deliver what it promised Ghanaians.

“There is a strong material evidence that a great deal of leakages go on in there (Ghana Revenue Authority); an official from the VAT (Value Added Tax) will go and connive with a “vated entity” most of the time to reduce the liability.There is a conspiracy that has been going on for a very long time”.

“And to the extent that this goes on, then the government has failed Ghanaians,” he stated.

“You have no excuse to fail”!

“Don’t tell me that you came to power without realising the huge responsibilities that you are going to incur when you are voted into power. However onerous the responsibility of governance, it must be done and you have to do it in a way and manner that balance resources and your outgoings.”

Dr. Tony Aidoo further dismissed the notion by some of his colleagues in government to the extent that, his persistent criticism of the government regarding the seemingly poor economic management is solely intended to serve his interest.

“I am not pursuing a Tony Aidoo Agenda,” he stressed.

He encouraged the public to be bold and speak out when public resources have not been managed properly by the government.

“As a citizen of this country who has worked in public service all my life; left a comfortable establishment; prospective work in Jamaica and Bristol to come back to Ghana, I believe that I have a duty to act in the public interest.

“The economy is not working well; we should say so. We should not be hypocrites and sycophants and pretend that everything is working well,” he said.—myjoyonline


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