The Director of Business Operations of Dalex Finance, Mr. Joe Jackson, says the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta did not tackle the real concerns of Ghanaians in his press conference on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Speaking on the Point of View on Citi TV, Mr. Jackson said Ken Ofori-Atta only rehashed the government’s undertakings over the period which falls short of ameliorating the economic hardship.
The Finance Minister, at a press conference over the weekend, outlined government’s interventions and planned initiatives purposely for fixing the economy.
The press conference follows ongoing public agitations over the high cost of living and in the country and the demand on government to fix these problems.
Mr Jackson was of the opinion that the concerns of Ghanaians cannot be addressed by press conferences but real actions
“Trumpeting your achievements does not fix my pocket and here when I talk about my pocket, I’m talking about those public sentiments that are being expressed, and the dissatisfaction in the level of unemployment with the public services, the dumsor, the roads, and the issues to do with education, security, health services, and housing which is making people unhappy and the perception of the increasing levels of corruption.”
“So telling somebody who says there is corruption, telling him about 1D1F, telling him about Planting for Food and Jobs and the others and however deep-rooted these may be in truth does not solve his or her problem.”