Franklin Cudjoe, President of IMANI Africa, a policy think tank, has observed that it will cost the government should he, and people like him, keep mute and do not draw the attention of the government to the shortcomings of the administration.
He admonished government appointees to be more welcoming of their backlash, dissent and the weight their criticisms carry, averred that “government appointees are friends with whom we share a common goal of improving the fortunes of the country and setting it on a path to growth and development.
“I hope our friends in government will understand that some of us are more useful to them with our critique than with our silence, we are primarily comrades in seeking the best for the country,” Mr Cudjoe advised.
His comments come in the wake of the resignation of Emmanuel Sin-nyet Asigri, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Youth Authority.
Mr Cudjoe berated the government for the worsening corruption cases when they preached the contrary in the lead-up to the general election in 2016 and pointed out that, “I am beginning to wonder what credentials this administration will be trumpeting to the electorate when frankly what has gone on is far worse than what occurred under the previous administration.”
According to Mr Cudjoe, the scathing attacks on the government which he insists are for their benefit to help them identify the loopholes and improve the outcomes of their governance, wondered the message the president and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) would sell to the electorate in 2020 as regards the fight against corruption.
“I am beginning to wonder what credentials this administration will be trumpeting to the electorate when frankly what has gone on is far worse than what occurred under the previous administration, progressive not dumping down what was before, and in the process erode the last layer of confidence we have left in democracy,” Mr Cudjoe bemoaned.