At a recent meeting on pensions in Accra, Dr. Anthony Yaw Baah, spokesperson for Organised Labour and Secretary-General of the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC), expressed concern that the continuous change in power between the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is slowing the development of Ghana.
According to Dr. Yaw Baah, “political party manifestos often rule the country, resulting in the abandonment of projects initiated by previous governments”.
He suggested that civil society should develop a roadmap for Ghana to sustain development, citing the work of the African Center for Economic Transformation led by Dr. KY Amoako as an example.
The meeting aimed to discuss the new proposal by the government on an alternative debt restructuring programme, believed to be another domestic debt exchange programme (DDEP).
Dr. Yaw Baah stressed that ”the meeting was not only about present issues such as incomes and pensions, but also about the future, given that the number of those retired and on pension is relatively small and mostly composed of men”.