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29-Jul-2014  
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Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom
 
 
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2012 flag bearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP,) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, has professed key recommendations to President John Dramani Mahama which recommendations according to the former minister of Public sector reforms will help turn the country’s woes around.
Below is the full details of his recommendations

1. Recommendation #1. Complete existing projects, particularly infrastructure ones. Resist the temptation to start new ones. We need to start a new culture of completing projects started with our tax money without regard to which administration started it. It is the end of projects that matter in the life of a nation.

Recommendation #2. Personally supervise energy projects to ensure value for money and the elimination of “dum so, dum so” while we aggressively develop the petrochemicals industry. Do not sign any more oil and gas exploration or processing deals if Ghanaians are not significant shareholders in them.

Recommendation #3. Build a legacy around effective decentralization. Join the crusade to change the constitution to enable the election of MMDCEs through universal adult suffrage without anyone selecting the contestants. We have multiple ethnic groups in many constituencies and yet they cast votes to elect one Member of Parliament and one person to become President. Most livable, well-performing cities in the world elect their mayors.

Recommendation #4. Set the agenda to separate the Ministry of Justice from the Office of Attorney-General. An Independent Prosecutor’s Office will do wonders for the fight against corruption.

Recommendation #5. Reject the notion that it is the single spine salary scheme that is destroying the economy. I initiated that policy. It was not a standalone initiative. It was to go side by side with productivity, performance management, technology, service improvement, subvented agency reclassification and other initiatives. The latter requires a strong ministry of public service to manage a continuous improvement programme for at least one decade. There are no short cuts. The details are all there in the former Ministry of Public Sector Reform.

Recommendation #6. Think Ghanaian, immediately. It is no coincidence that foreign interests own the profitable and significant businesses in Ghana – Oil and gas, banking, gold, bauxite, manganese, major retailers, manufacturers, hotels and on and on.

Recommendation #7. Take the corruption threat very seriously and punish some people now, not later. Your credibility as president hangs precariously on this.

Recommendation #8. Work with a sense of urgency, as if you plan to be a one term president on a mission to change the nation for the better.

Presidents who look to second terms of office tend to lose steam and spend more time on the politics of re-election than delivering results the people need.
 
 
 
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