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An economist and lecturer at the University of Ghana, Dr. Prince Adjei has stated that the government of Ghana has credibility challenges if the citizens see the government as not credible by concealing information from them and running away from accountability.

He explained that, prior to the 2020 elections, several promises were made by the government which made the people renew its mandate with the expectation that those promises shall be fulfilled. 

“So when the president comes to speak, people have expectations of what the government said it will do and what the government is saying has been done. Therefore it is normal that when the president comes to speak, citizens will match the promised policies to what has been delivered,” he said on the Sunrise show on 3FM

Dr. Adjei stressed that credibility comes into play when people question Nana Addo’s government whether it has been able to do as was promised.

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He said “One of the things I found in the State of Nation Address was the admission of the government that indeed the Agenda 111 project it promised was overly ambitious.

“If the government concedes that this project was overly ambitious, the question is how are people going to accept further promises from them?” he quizzed.

Dr Adjei added that Ghanaians are in a dilemma of credibility crisis making it difficult for them to believe the government any longer. The expectations of the people from the State of Nation Address on Wednesday April 30, were bread and butter issues but that was not met.

“The SONA did not meet the expectations of Ghanaians. People were expecting to hear about exchange rate, interventions for jobs creation and the reiteration of the measures that Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta had announced earlier.”

He noted that, though there were important issues President Akuffo Addo went silent on, there were others that bothered other sectors of the economy that he addressed.

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By Samuel Afriyie Owusu||Ghana


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