Kwesi Pratt On NEF Participants

The Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has questioned the presence of some of the country’s emissaries to other foreign countries at the just ended National Economic Forum. He prefers they remained put in their respective countries and focused on the jobs assigned them. A three-day National Economic Forum held at Senchi near Akosombo in the Eastern Region, organized by government ended with the non-partisan participants coming out with a 22-point resolution. The forum brought together heads of institutions and organizations, former Governors of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), former Finance Ministers, government officials, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), political parties excluding the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and some policy think-tanks. Analyzing the participants who attended the forum, Kwesi Pratt said on Peace FM’s ‘Kokrokoo’: “I saw some of Ghana’s High Commissioners at the forum and I was surprised. I didn’t understand. Why; don’t they have anything to do in their respective countries they have been sent to? If they want to manage the economy they should come home and manage the economy. They have been assigned duties outside (the country), they should do those duties.”