Sammy Gyamfi urges government to reduce wastage and corruption to tackle economic crisis

Politics Sammy Gyamfi urges government to reduce wastage and corruption to tackle economic crisis
MAR 22, 2023 LISTEN

The National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sammy Gyamfi has urged Akufo-Addo's government to cut down on wastage to help tackle the country's economic challenges.

Speaking to TV3 on Wednesday morning March 22, 2023, Mr. Gyamfi cited the National Cathedral project as one of the "wasteful expenditures" of the government that needs to end.

"The waste in your government is too much. They told us two years ago that they were going to cut expenditures yet we see an increase in waste," he said while calling on President Akufo-Addo to cut down on the bloated size of the government to make huge savings.

Mr. Gyamfi further called on the government to eschew corruption and punish those involved in corrupt practices. He argued that corruption and wasteful expenditures are major contributing factors to the country's economic challenges under the NPP government.

"The government is wasting the public purse on a needless national cathedral. Do we need a national cathedral in the midst of this economic crisis?" he questioned.

The call by the NDC's National Communications Officer comes at a time when the country is grappling with economic challenges, including high inflation, rising debt, and a weak currency. The government has implemented several measures to address these challenges, including the introduction of new taxes and the implementation of austerity measures.

The NDC has been critical of the government's handling of the economy and has called for more prudent management of the country's resources. The call for a reduction in wasteful expenditures and corruption is seen as part of the NDC's efforts to offer alternative solutions to the country's economic challenges.

Gideon Afful Amoako
Gideon Afful Amoako

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