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General News of Monday, 28 January 2019

Source: Class FM

Any government that puts money in your pocket is a thief – Stephen Adei

Any government that puts money in the pockets of its citizens without them working for it, is a thief, Professor Stephen Adei, a former rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has said.

In his view, the Nana Akufo-Addo-led government has managed the macroeconomics of the country “excellently” and, therefore, people who claim they are not feeling the change in their pockets are people who got monies they neither deserved nor worked for under previous administrations, and are, therefore, complain now that such ill-gotten booties no longer fill their kitty.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Benjamin Akakpo on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class91.3FM, Prof Adei said: “From what I’m seeing, I think they [Akufo-Addo government] have done extremely well in trying to manage the macroeconomics, it’s unbelievable that they have been able to turn around almost every indicator from the negative to the positive.

“People say: ‘We’re not feeling it in our pockets’, but any government that puts money in your pocket without you working for it, is a thief, and yet people say it because people were stealing money. People were getting contracts which they were not working for, and splashing money about, and, therefore, people felt good. But how long can you do that?”

Prof Adei noted that despite the challenges, the Akufo-Addo government’s positives far outweigh the negatives, adding that if the government will continue in the same direction, Ghana will be “better” after the first four years of the current administration.

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