A senior lecturer at Ashesi University, Dr Lloyd Amoah, has said government has become full of itself and groping.
"Look at their lifestyle: they live in luxury, they live off our taxes, they have become arrogant making very very bad mistakes. Making a mistake is not good, let alone making a bad one," Dr Amoah told Ekow Mensah-Shalders on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class 91.3fm Thursday 21 January 2016.
Dr Amoah was reacting to the industrial action by Organised Labour to force government to review utility tariffs, taxes, and petroleum prices downwards.
He said issues confronting Ghanaians and workers are critical and the TUC's actions must force the government to act.
He said the nation was grappling with "low standards of living" coupled with "high cost of living" hence "many people cannot make ends meet".
"Strangely enough, those, who hold power, are not listening to the concerns of the people, who put them in the position in which they are, and, so, I think the TUC strategically has the advantage. They should go for the jugular," the academic continued.
According to Dr Amoah, the TUC's industrial action is important "because government has not shown good faith and, so, in my calculation, I think that the strike will be critical".
He said leaders of the TUC should be the ones calling the shots at the moment.
In his view: "The general mood in our republic is one of discontent, one of displeasure". He said union leaders must respond to the discontent by sticking to their plan. "They should stick to that and really get the government squeezed, it's important," he added.
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