Energy Consultant and Former Vice Chairperson of the Public Accountability Committee, Mr Kwame Jantuah has called on the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to personally speak to issues raised by crusaders of the #FixTheCountry campaign.
According to him, despite the press conference addressed by the Finance Minister on Sunday, March 9, over concerns raised by the campaigners, the President should speak adding “This isn’t the finance Minister’s take, this particular #FixGhana is the president’s take, for me, it is the President I want to hear him speak about this”.
He was sharing his opinion about the Press Conference held by the Finance Minister, Mr Ken Ofori-Atta over the weekend to outline some measures government intend to roll out to address issues raised by the #FixTheCountry campaign.
He blamed the predicament if the government on lack of communication adding he would be excited to have the President himself take the bold initiative and engage the youth, stakeholders, Civil Society Organization and well meaning Ghanaians to generate some trust and true understanding of the issues.
“We cannot deny the youth from talking, yes it has to be done constructively and this is where need to put everything in a much better constructive way to hear them, it is time to listen, It is time to listen I will love the situation where government will say irrespective of what happen in 2016, irrespective of whatever other government did, come, please let sit down and talk, let sit down let talk, all stakeholders let sit down, let sit down let talk, these are the challenges”.
“At this point we got to get everybody around the table, opposition, government, CSOs the youth, how do we solve this matter, because look we are not building a political party we building a country and if we are building a country and we have a government in power and they haven’t been able to turn things around for the people to see that things are happening then we need to discuss it because if they had communicated step by step everything they are doing we would not be in this position”.
Engage Ghanaians at Town Hall meetings
Mr Jantuah recommended the use of Town Hall meetings by Ministers of the various sectors of the economy to engage directly with the citizenry and bring to bear their activities as well as their challenges.
“I will expect every minister today; every sector minister today will engage with the youth, I will expect it, because what we are talking about is in different sector of the economy, there are Ministers there sit down with them let have town hall meetings,” he said.