New appointments wouldn’t fix economy – MP

Monday 2nd June , 2014 1:47 pm
Kwaku Kwarteng
Kwaku Kwarteng

A member of the Finance Committee of Parliament and Member of Parliament (MP) for Obuasi West, Kwaku Kwarteng has opined that fixing the economy needs much more work than the appointment of new people to work at the Finance Ministry.

President John Mahama has appointed Dr. John Kofi Baffoe, an Economist with the African Development Bank as a Technical Advisor to the Minister for Finance.

He has also appointed Mrs. Mona Quartey, as a deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance.

But according to the Obuasi West MP, the  country does not need changes at the Finance Ministry, but rather, a strong political will from President Mahama to transform the economy.

“Our economy is going through difficulties right now and the decisions that are needed to turn round things are political decisions; …but what we have been lacking has been the political courage and commitment to cut the waste and the corruption and to provide a fair environment in which our production base can expand,’’ he said.

Mr. Kwarteng noted that the president should rather tackle the most important issues affecting  the nation’s economy. He urged the president to pay attention to his ‘’political decisions’’ instead of changing the ‘’technical people or his lieutenants’’.


By: Evans Effah/