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General News Tue, 16 Oct 2018

The cycle of madness among politicians must stop; complete projects - AFAG

Pressure group, Alliance for Accountable Governance (AFAG) has admonished politicians to cut what they termed ‘cycle of madness’ and complete project6s by previous governments.

Leadership of the AFAG in a statement called for an end to the situation where politicians abandon projects by their predecessors and stressed to the need for us to put all political considerations aside and put the interest of the country first.

"It is time for one government to show maturity and stop this cycle of madness for the sake of Ghanaians. Governments cannot continue to profess commitment to the nation whilst continuing on this course of waste.’’

The Ghana Beyond Aid agenda AFAG suggested would not be achieve if we continue on this path.

"AFAG understands that in our toxic political environment, continuation of projects by previous governments has low political underbelly. It is time to bring this culture to an end. We cannot build a Ghana Beyond Aid if we continue on this course. It is time for the government to take that step,’’ the statement added.

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AFAG used the statement to urge President Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to change the narrative and complete all projects started by the former administration.

Read Below the full statement:

CUT THE CYCLE OF MADNESS: COMPLETE PROJECTS


For decades, it had been the lustful acts of previous governments to discontinue projects of previous governments to go waste and continue with new ones to the detriment of the nation.

No single party is innocent of this act of mindless neglect. AFAG is worried about the financial cost of these neglects to the nation.

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In some cases, key infrastructures such as hospitals, roads, and school buildings are neglected. It is time for one government to show maturity and stop this cycle of madness for the sake of Ghanaians.

Governments cannot continue to profess commitment to the nation whilst continuing on this course of waste. AFAG understands that in our toxic political environment, continuation of projects by previous governments has low political underbelly.

It is time to bring this culture to an end. We cannot build a Ghana Beyond Aid if we continue on this course. It is time for the government to take that step. AFAG therefore urges the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government to complete all projects started by the previous administration to protect the public purse and provides from the nation.

It is time to put the interest of the nation first; above all political considerations and complete all projects started by the previous administration.

This call notwithstanding, AFAG urges the government to vet all such projects to ensure value for money; adherence to quality control and dubious cost overruns. Ghana Beyond Aid is achievable. We can only achieve so not through huge policy moves and lofty rhetorics but through a change of mind and culture. AFAG urges the Akuffo-Addo/ Bawumia government to show the way.

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AFAG has no doubt that the government would respond to this call and take the necessary actions to complete all outstanding projects. Ghana first.

Signed

AFAG LEADERSHIP

Source: rainbowradioonline.com