The Dean of the University of Ghana School of Law, Professor Raymond Atuguba, has called on leaders in government to reassemble, restrategise and regroup to help rebuild Ghana’s ailing economy while addressing other crucial aspects of governance.
Speaking at the third edition of the Joy Change Speakers Series, held on Saturday, 31st December, 2022, Prof. Atuguba highlighted the need for the country to make hard decisions that would help turn round the current economic situation in the country.
“Unless the government takes serious and urgent steps, including setting critical steps for the management of the economy, there could easily be varied forms of unrest in government. We have all witnessed the attempted coups in Parliament, first against the President, insisting that he removes the Minister of Finance, next against the Minister of Finance himself, when Parliament tried to pass a vote of censure against him. We have also witnessed calls from the current and former President to the Armed Forces not to institute a takeover from government. These are some of the issues we seek to face should issues regarding governance and our economy stay unresolved”, he stated.
According to the Professor, Ghana is blessed with a vast number of talented minds in governance, which when harnessed could help turn the current situation to a positive one, saying “with a mosaic of excellent human talents, this country is more than capable of handling the economy of Ghana, keeping us from our recurrent visit to the IMF.”
“With these rich experienced talents in governance and our economy being used to their fullest, we would be able to break the cycle of mediocrity in our governance which perpetuates underdevelopment, poverty and suffering in our nation”, he added.
The Joy Change Speakers Series is a Joy FM NewsFile initiative. The third edition was aired on Saturday, 31st December, 2022.
Other speakers for the third edition include; Dr. Yaw Perbi; Global CEO, The HuD Group, Boland O. Akosah; Entrepreneur; Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum; MP, Bosomtwe and Minister of Education; Kissi Agyebeng; Special Prosecutor of Ghana; Constance Elizabeth Swaniker; Founder and CEO, Design and Technology Institute; Abraham Dwuma Odoom; Former MP, Former Deputy Minister and Agribusiness Consultant, and Rosy Fynn; Ghana Country Director, MasterCard Foundation.