GHANA: ASEPA accuse Gov’t of failing to consult in the Drones Saga
The social policy think tank – ASEPA Ghana has accused the government of Nan Akufo-Addo of failing to consult stakeholders before embarking on what is being described as “Drones for Fraud” project. In statement issued on Wednesday the 12th of December, 2018 and copied to Starr Radio UK, ASEPA said,”Government’s apparent lack of consultation is becoming a perennial problem in all sectors and at all levels of government businesses and perhaps it is one of the reasons this government has performed abysmally.” The Statement further stated that “The GMA is at the heart of the Healthcare delivery chain in the country,infact the implementation of this drones delivery project is solely dependent on the services they provide yet government failed to rope them in at all levels of the drones project discussions.”
Read the full statement below
DRONES SAGA,GOVT’S LACK OF CONSULTATION THE CAUSE OF MOST OF IT’S FAILURES-ASEPA
On a more a serious note,when we recieved a copy of the official statement of the Ghana Medical Association(GMA) heavily criticising government for lack of proper consultation in the drones project, it wasn’t too surprising anyway.
Government’s apparent lack of consultation is becoming a perennial problem in all sectors and at all levels of government businesses and perhaps it is one of the reasons this government has performed abysmally.
But what actually came to mind was a pseudo illustration of a man who went to a lady’s family to pay her bride price without proposing to the lady first.
After paying the bride price,the lady comes out openly to reject the marriage because the man failed to seek her consent,but who does that anyway???
The GMA is at the heart of the Healthcare delivery chain in the country,infact the implementation of this drones delivery project is solely dependent on the services they provide yet government failed to rope them in at all levels of the drones project discussions.
Now the multi million dollar question is,what has government got to hide?.
This is not the first time government has failed to engage in a major stakeholder consultation in a project planning and execution.
We saw this trait in the implementation of Free SHS,Planting for Food Jobs,the Centenary bond discussions,the building of a National Cathedral and a host of several government programs and projects.
Now you clearly understand why most of these programs and projects have failed abysmally or failed to yield the necessary results in terms of socio economic impact.
Well….,let government be minded that,the bride(doctors) have rejected this drones “marriage”
So it is in its best interest suspend the “marriage” or better still find a way to woo the doctors.
Obviously the $12Million dollar bride price is what annoyed the doctors,
When its junior members have not been paid for only God knows how long,several of them unposted because of financial clearance from the Ministry of finance,then you give $12Million to a third party entity to deliver what???
Perhaps if they bring a drone “bride-price” of about $500,000 the brides might consider it anyway.
Government must think outside the box!!!
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