Make use of skills of opposition members – professor urges Akufo Addo

Make use of skills of opposition members – professor urges Akufo Addo

- The research fellow decried the practice where skilled opposition members where ignored

- He argued for an all-inclusive government, and not the winner-takes-all approach

- He again advocated for the development of a common national goal, towards which all would work

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Professor Ransford Gyampo, a research fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has underscored the need for sitting governments to bring in experts to help, even if they are at the other side of the political divide.

The lecturer gave this piece of advice during a roundtable discussion organized by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) on Wednesday, June 21.

He condemned the prevailing system where a sitting government made little or in some cases, no effort to tap into the knowledge base of members of opposing parties.

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He believed that Ghana would have been the ultimate winner if all experts were given a chance to contribute their quota, regardless of their political affiliation.

He went further to cite the example of Yaw Osafo Mafo, who in 2014, was denied permission by his party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), to partake in a programme organized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

The scholar identified the importance of the presence of a shared national growth and developmental agenda, so that no political party pursues its parochial interests.

He however cautioned those who may eventually receive such calls to see it as an opportunity to help the country

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