The Akufo-Addo administration must scale up its public relation activities in order to explain to Ghanaians the measures that have been introduced to deal with the issues facing the economy, a leading member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere Darko, has said.
The former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute said this while stating that some of the suggestions that have been given by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) to deal with the economic challenges, have already been implemented by the government.
The Director of Research at the IEA, Dr John Kwakye had asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to cut the number of ministers serving in his government, a suggestion Gabby said has already been implemented.
Dr Kwakye believes this is one of the ways of reducing government expenditure during these difficult times the county is going through.
In a statement issued on Friday March 18, Dr Kwakye said “Take urgent steps to reduce expenditure whose level and composition remain problematic.
“The measures should include the following ; restructure ministries and reduce the number from 30 to 20 reduce the number of ministers from 80 to 56 (Including 16 regional ministers).”
Reacting to these suggestions, Gabby said in a tweet that “I am reading good suggestions on how to deal with the fiscal difficulties, like cutting down on govt expenditure. But, already spending is down by more than 20% and MDAs are feeling the pinch. The Presidency alone has cut expenditure down by over 30%.
Govt must up its PR game!”|
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana