Apologise for the abysmal performance and stop the grandstanding attitude – Edudzi tells govt

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A private legal practitioner and a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Gordon Edudzi Tameklo has said the government is expected to apologise for the poor performance in managing the economy.

Regrettably, he said, the government is rather engaged in grandstanding.

He was contributing to a discussion on the decision of the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support while speaking on the New Day show with Johnnie Hughes on TV3, Monday July 4.

He said “I was expecting the director of the NPP to look the people of Ghana in their faces and with humility apologise for the pervasive deception, the grandstanding, the recklessness , the pervasive corruption that have become the name of the Akufo-Addo /Bawumia/Ken Ofori-Atta administration.

“Regrettably, they have decided , instead of apologizing for their abysmal performance as a government that today has brought all of us on our knees, they have rather decided to engage grandstanding and that is the reason why we are where we are today.”

For his part, the Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa said there is nothing to apologize for, following the decision of the government to go to the IMF for support.

He said the announcement of the decision was candid, truthful and deserves the respect and support of Ghanaians.

He said on the same show that “it can’t be more truthful, it can’t be more candor than the announcement of the decision to go the IMF. Post that announcement, there is very little you can hide because the nature of the engagement with the IMF is very open, the programme that will be designed will be public knowledge, the assessment on which the programme will be based will be public knowledge .

“If it comes to engagement with our brothers from the NDC then you have an interesting situation … I think they will have their day but it is not about an apology. There is nothing to apologise about because much as, many of us believed, several Ghanaians still believe, some people in the NPP also believe, that it is possible we would develop a home-grown programme rather than go under a programme with the IMF because we have an Article 4 relationship with them

“It is the time that the direct momagers of the economy, His Excellency the President has decided that in interest of the public good it is better we go under a formal programme and I think that decision deserves our respect and support as a nation.

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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