The former Chairperson of Public Interest and Accountability Committee (PIAC), Mr. Kwame Jantuah, has blamed the retrogression of Ghana’s development on the running of the affairs of the nation on political party manifesto.
This is because politicians have neglected to the background, the 1992 constitution’s demand to have a long-term national development plan. The development plan he asserted will ensure continuous and systematic growth of Ghana as well as it’s citizens despite changes in government.
Mr. Jantuah made the observation on a local radio station in Kumasi when he was called to assess the performance of the government’s usage of Ghana’s oil revenue to fund its free senior high school education policy as spelt out in the NPP’s manifesto.
He said governments using their party’s manifesto to run the affairs of the country are only seeking to win sympathy of voters, hence the neglect of essential infrastructural projects in the bush to deteriorate social intervention programmes poorly managed among others at the expense of Ghanaians.
Mr. Jantuah further opined that, Ghana would have developed much better if past and present government had followed the laid down long-term development plans of the country.
He questioned what has happened to the Vision 2020 and Sasawaka 2000 plans and polices vis-a-vis the 40 year development plan by the National Development Planning Commission (NDPC).
The former PIAC chairperson advised politicians to allow their parties manifestos to be driven by National Development Policies in other to ensure a sustainable development.
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