General News of 2014-05-06

We need men of substance for Ghana to develop – Ken Agyapong

Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has attributed what he describes as the deteriorating socio-economic conditions in Ghana to a leadership crisis.

According to him, instead of government finding innovative ways of reviving the economy, it has rather made “corruption and nepotism” the order of the day.

The outspoken Assin Central Member, who was discussing the state of Ghana’s economy on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem on Monday, stated that the Mahama-led administration is gradually carving a niche for itself as the most “insensitive government in Ghana’s history”.

He intimated that, in spite of the hardships in the country, government appointees are busy making money at the expense of the taxpayer.

“Ghanaians are suffering; we live in a country where the poor are getting poorer and all the government cares about is to “create, loot and share”.

On the way forward for Ghana, Ken Agyapong said Ghana needs people with substance who have excelled in life to steer the affairs of the state.

“We need honest politicians in this country…we need leaders who are committed and willing to see the betterment of this nation. If not, it will be really difficult to compare this country to other developing countries,” he noted.

He proposed President Mahama appoints more experienced people to manage the affairs of the country.

“Most of the young ministers have little or no knowledge about their portfolio. All they care about is how to make money to secure their future, but someone who has made it already only cares about the interest of the state.”

Ken Agyapong urged President Mahama to, as a matter of urgency, make some changes in government to bring respite to Ghanaians.