Former MCE against all-inclusive government

voterMr Robert Quainoo-Arthur, former Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) for Mfantseman has kicked against the call from a section of the public for an all-inclusive government in Ghana.

Mr Quainoo-Arthur, who was an MCE in President Kufuor’s administration, made the remark in an interaction with the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday asked; “how can people with different ideologies rule together.”

He pointed out that whilst the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) is socialist in ideology, the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is capitalist and therefore; “how can these differences in ideologies be combined to work efficiently?

The former MCE said; “the winner-takes-all mantra being suggested by some people was sending a wrong signal that there was a huge national kitty sitting down somewhere which politicians could go and loot.”

Mr Quainoo-Arthur said young men and women these days see politics as a quick-money making venture and they have been “flocking into it.”

He said instead of an all-inclusive government, the government must rather stop discriminating against people in opposition and make competence the yardstick for recruitment into jobs in its administration.

By so doing, he said, every worker would feel secured in his or her job to enable him or her to perform satisfactorily, adding; “termination of workers appointment for political reasons must stop.”

The former MCE appealed to the government to fully implement the Procurement Law to minimize corruption in the country.

Mr Quainoo-Arthur said for peace to prevail in the local governance administration, the members of Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) must be elected instead of being appointed.

He decried the money syndrome being introduced into politics and said it would discourage people from going into politics and appealed to government to find a way to stop the trend.

Source: GNA

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