Govt urged to be transparent in handling corruption

Dr Kobby Mensah, a political communication strategist, has urged the government to be transparent in its handling of corruption and other related activities that affect the economic progress and growth.

He explained that there had been a number of cases pertaining to corruption under the government which had not been given the needed attention impeding accelerated development.

Dr Mensah’s comment follows recent report issued by the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) which stated there was public discontent with the government due to rising prices, unfavourable public sector working conditions, dissatisfaction over high unemployment and perceived corruption will spur sporadic unrest, but political stability will prevail on the whole.

According to him, “it is a disingenuous claim by government officials the current economy has performed better than it did under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration because when you have stated, prior to COVID-19 pandemic, you had a very robust economy, you will not expect deterioration within a short period and that is exactly what has happened to us.

“These issues are not covid related, are not Ukraine related, I can understand part of the economy has been affected by them but what about social issues and other issues that are not within realms of the particular realities?,” Dr Mensah quizzed.

He questioned the government’s ability to tackle social, governance and corruption issues because there had been a lot of references to which the government was not pursuing and implored the government to be clear in its communication rather than trying to propagate no existed issues.

Dr Mensah entreated the government not to blame entirely the economic woes of the country on the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia-Ukraine invasion but address issues of corruption and also account for the financial support and assistance it received from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other global institutions.

“When you are painting the picture, I think it is fair to the people to let them understand where the difficulties are, where you could have performed or you could have delivered, have not delivered, then be candid to admit you have not actually delivered on those areas and give us roadmap on how they are going to be solved,” he bemoaned.

Dr Mensah posited that there was power outages facing the country however, the government kept rejecting the claim but people were experiencing it and quizzed transparency of the government. –

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