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Development expert blames Ghana’s under-development on indiscipline

A Local Economic Development Expert, Mr Emmanuel Baisie, has attributed Ghana’s under development to indiscipline on the part of most Ghanaians.

He noted that most people did not obey laws and regulations and did things their own ways.

This attitude, he said, had contributed to many important things being done in haphazard, costly and unsustainable manners.

He, therefore, advised Ghanaians to follow the laws in doing things to facilitate the nation’s development.

Mr Baisie, a consultant to the International Labour Organization’s Decent Work Project, made the point at an orientation workshop for the members of the Sub-Committee of Production and Gainful Employment (SPGE) of the Decent Work Project.

The two-day workshop was organized by the ILO with the support of the Gomoa East Assembly.

The Economic Development Expert called on Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to take the District Assembly concept offered them to improve the lives of their people and to be innovative.

The SPGE is a Sub-Committee of the Assembly.

He pointed out that the initiative of Private Partnership Participation was one of such opportunities they could employ.

Mr Baisie said SPGE was set up purposely to help private enterprises to grow and added that it is a unique Sub-Committee of the Assemblies because it is the only Committee, which comprised local legislature (Assembly members) private sector and civil organizations.

Mr Baisie urged SPGEs to be agents of change in their districts.

Mr Philip Acheampong, District Development Planning Officer and SPGE Focal Person, commended the Assembly for releasing funds every quarter into the coffers of SPGE for implementation of its programmes.

He said the SPGE had done a lot to support the assembly, saying it had improved the assembly’s revenue generation and also improved registration of businesses in the district.

Mr Kingsley Ahunu-Armah, District Chief Executive, commended the ILO for creating the SPGE to support the Assemblies.

He said through the SPGE, over 100 youth had been trained to acquire employable skills.

Source: GNA

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  1. The incompetence of this primitive continent is evident in our eternal backwardness and dependence on foreign aid. Unfortunately, the truths uttered by this “development expert” were only good for the moment. His African audience applauded, but will NOT improve on their indiscipline.