Former Board Chairman for the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA), Prof Stephen Adei has praised the government for the recent measures introduced to revamp the economy.
According to him, the only thing that did not meet his expectation is the fact that the number of ministers was not reduced.
“For me it is the size of government, the Ministries and other things that is the only area, but what they have done is quite commendable,” he told Raymond Acquah on Upfront on JoyNews, Wednesday.
Prof Stephen Adei said, “We may talk about corruption and the size of the government that is the ministries but 95 percent of what the government does, it does it for the people.”
“In this regard, it is not prudent to be thinking that this is the government that must suffer and these are the people that must get relief. The government does the projects for the people.”
He further explained that the reduction of fuel allocation to public office holders by 50 percent, when fuel prices have more than doubled shows the government is doing its best in the current situation.
Therefore, the size of the government should be an issue to be discussed, not its performance.