Lack of consistent planning bane of country’s development - Prof Amoako-Tuffuor

Lack of consistent planning bane of country’s development - Prof Amoako-Tuffuor

A renowned economist, Professor Joe Amoako-Tuffuor, is blaming Ghana slow pace on inconsistent planning.

“We can blame the lack of commitment of teachers in so many ways but the lack of consistency in planning, and development of our human capital, these basic things in society have not helped us in significant ways. In fact, we’ve walked back,” he said.

He cites the National Health Insurance policy, Oil and Gas industry and the national education system as having suffered from the syndrome.

He was speaking at a public lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Kumasi.

It was jointly organized by the Economics and Political Science Students Associations.

According to him, harmonization of economic policy and state of politics will lessen burdens of the future generation.

“Economic efficiency and equity must also balance the reality of political desirability for all of us. I mean the living and the unborn.

“We must solve the problem in two-dimensional space. Those of us who are living and those of us yet unborn because they owe us as much right to every commonwealth we have,” he added.

Prof Amoako-Tuffuor believes it is about time political manifestoes are debated to ensure the citizenry harness the full benefit of politics.

Though he agrees economic management teams are instituted to ensure efficient running of the economy, he believes effective tax collection will result in the greatest public good.

On his part, President of Economics Students Association, Emmanuel Hanson, entreated politicians to find efficient ways to free the youth from the yoke of unemployment.

Original Story on: MyJoyOnline

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