Statesman and founding member of the New Patriotic Party, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has pointed out that, the current economic crisis will be resolved if Government appointees return monies they have allegedly siphoned from state coffers.
He said Ghana’s economic challenges can be attributed to the kind of leaders we have.
“The economic problem now is due to the politicians syphoning monies outside the country. If they bring the money back, Ghana will have its peace” he said.
Speaking at the 3-Business forum held at TV3 on August 9, he noted that the nature of the difficulties being experienced gives the impression that the country has no leader.
“The country is being run on auto pilot’’ he asserted.
Comparing the country’s governance to what pertains in the military, Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe said the situation leaves much to be desired.
“A leader must put his ears on the ground for feedback and know who to appoint at a particular time, who does what and when you are incompetent you are removed from the post” the ex-military officer cited.
The NPP stalwart bemoaned the fact that Ghanaian leaders have not developed the habit of resigning when they are unable to perform the tasks assigned to them.
“Our biggest problem in this country is the leaders do not stick to principles and the culture of leaders resigning is not known,” he stressed.
The statesman expressed worry that the youth are toeing the lines of the current leaders.
“It’s worrying to see the youth not learning from the wrongdoing of the leaders, rather they copy them. I can’t understand it that a student leaves university and joins a political party, within two years he starts amassing wealth,” Dr. Nyaho-Tamakloe lamented.