The Mills administration has strongly refuted criticisms that it is running Ghana’s economy without a blueprint on how to achieve the “Better Ghana Agenda” promised by the president.
Dr. Papa Kwesi Ndoum, Spokesperson for the Convention Peoples Party on Finance and Economic Planning, made the claim at a press conference on Tuesday, September 21.
Dr. Ndoum told journalists that the dream of President Mills’ Better Ghana agenda will remain an empty slogan because there are no real plans of action in place to make it work.
However, Deputy Finance Minister, Fiifi Kwetey says the 2008 Flagbearer of the CPP got it all wrong.
“If you want to bring about the quantum transformation of your economy, the first thing you need to do is to invest heavily in infrastructure and that is what we identified as a key pillar while reading our manifesto and what it is we went to do in China has more to do with the transformation of our social and economic infrastructure of the country. Does it take a rocket Scientist to tell Paa Kwesi Ndoum that getting funds to bring about the necessary transformation of that infrastructure is the obvious and best way to us?”
The Deputy Minister told Citi News the government is clear in its mind as to where it is taking the Ghanaian economy, announcing that a communiqué on the administration’s Blue Print for achieving real Socio-economic development for Ghanaians will be released on Monday, September 27.
He added, “It is not the case at all that we don’t have a blue print so I don’t really know where Paa Kwesi Ndoum is coming from because just last week, we had the finalization of the blue print made available to a group of donors at the consultative forum, and in fact as I talk, at the high level forum which we are finalizing at La- Palm, we are going to have the final communiqué that has at its basis, the blue print that we’ve made available.
“The second part is the NDC, NPP and CPP competed for political mandate and we all submitted a plan as to how we propose to govern the country over the period of four years. The plan submitted by the NDC was tall. We said we want to invest in jobs, in infrastructure, we want to bring about a transformed economy and we want to do this in within the fair view of transparent and accountable governance. These are broad pillars on which we propose to tackle the economic difficulty of the country”