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Rev Antwi-Tumfuor: Implementation of projects must reflect diverse opinions

The Reverend Emmanuel Antwi-Tumfuor, Head Pastor, Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Elom Parish, Ho-Bankoe has suggested a national dialogue among the political space to work in unity during the formulation and implementation of national projects.

He explained that it would help inputs for projects to reflect diverse opinions and avoid the temptation of abandoning them when there was change of government.

“The decision not to continue with national projects can be attributed to political expediency, any project taken on the altar of political expediency has the potential of being abandoned in case of change in government,” Rev Antwi-Tumfuor stressed.

Making the suggestion in his Easter message, he appealed to various authorities, to allow transparency, probity and accountability underpin any contractual agreements, to forestall any excuse of reviewing them at the expense of the tax payer.
 
Rev. Antwi-Tumfuor, who is also the National Director of Evangelism of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Ghana observed that, “Ghana has lost millions of Cedis on abandoned projects, we cannot allow it to continue, else posterity will not forgive us, waste management experts must fashion out innovative ways of tackling plastic waste menace.”

He urged the citizenry to continue with the promotion of waste segregation in homes, churches, schools, offices and the community as most of the waste mixed together, could be recycled for reuse.

“We need to guard against pursuing tax policies with heavy dependence on few, broadening of tax net as well as encouraging tax compliant society. Managers of our taxes must avoid flamboyant lifestyles, which send wrong signals to taxpayers their money is not being prudently managed.”

On the energy situation, the Clergyman urged authorities to tap into expertise of Ghanaians to offer better alternatives to deal with the power challenge.

He said the country needed to re-orient its mindset and attitude, where views of experts were judged with political affiliations.

He was of the view that if someone perceived to be from an opposition political party was the viable option to tackling the energy crisis, then, the government should not shy away from adopting it for the larger national interest.

“The economic loss due to intermittent power outages can be avoided if patriotic citizens are assembled with know-how to proffer workable solutions to energy challenges.”

 He urged all to demonstrate “forgiveness, sacrifice, humility, renewal of hope, self-denial, interest of others first as we collectively explore unity in diversity to accelerate national cohesion.” –GNA

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