Rawlings: Ghana Needs Massive Clean – Up.. . Says Economic Challenges Started In 2001

Former President Jerry John Rawlings says the

managers of Ghana' s economy need to take

bold and selfless decisions to turn around the

fortunes of the economy .

He said, " If we cannot see or recognize what I

will call the ultimate objective , then to be

quite honest I don't know what we are about

in this country ."

He reiterated the need for a massive clean-up

in the government machinery to fix the

nation 's ailing economy.

" We cannot escape with this and getting away

from it is going to be pretty difficult unless we

are ready for a very serious clean-up that will

require bold and selfless men and women: we

have done it before and it can be done again. "

The governing National Democratic Congress

( NDC) founder was speaking on the sidelines to

Journalists at the opening ceremony of the

four days National Economic Forum in

Akosombo .

Nonetheless , he endorsed the forum but

advised government to revise some aspects of

its policies to improve the living conditions of

the citizens .

" Many aspects need looking at and examining

and dealt with seriously, but I think it is very

important that something that is happening in

this country does not escape us ."

He bemoaned , "If it does we will be losing

sight of what really we are going through: the

economic disruption and political behavior

that has been foisted on this country since

2001 has been ignoble and yet if you look and

listen to the statistics the last speaker gave it

might give you an idea or an indication of

when it started and what I am talking about ."

Former President Rawlings called for a

bipartisan approach to national discourse

saying , "I have always said it but the

propaganda machinery keeps trying to disrupt

it but now we can hear it for ourselves."


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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