BY PHILIP ANTOH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FORMER Deputy Commissioner for Customs Exercise and Preventive Service (CEPS) and Board Member of Exim Bank Ghana Limited, Mr Peter Kwame Abebrese, has urged political appointees to always rise above personal interest and seek the welfare of the nation.
According to him, some political party appointees such as those in New Patriotic Party (NPP) should emulate the example of Nana Akufo-Addo who has the nation at heart.
Speaking to the DAILY HERITAGE, Mr Abebrese charged appointees of NPP to support the vision of the President in delivering the Ghana Beyond Aid agenda for the people.
He said it was high time political parties sat down and analysed party people who lobbied for positions because many of these appointees, after getting the positions, failed to deliver.
The former deputy commissioner said appointees who lobbied for positions had special interest, thereby perpetuating corruption instead of working hard to deliver on their mandate, hence the need to scrutinize appointees very well before giving them positions.
Mr Abebrese said the President has good intentions to deliver because he fought hard to get to where he is but some of his appointees were gradually failing him.
“Political appointees must first think about the nation. It is the welfare of the nation that must be paramount before any other personal interest,” he stated.
The former commissioner said NPP is the only party that can develop Ghana, adding that when former President J.A. Kufour came to power in 2000, he liberated Ghana from being highly indebted poor country.
He said if NPP had remained in power from 2008, Ghana would have developed more than its current state.
“We need to deliver Ghana to a point where no one will harbour the intention of travelling outside,” he said.
Mr Abebrese, therefore, called on all political appointees to always rise above their personal interest and seek the welfare of the nation first to ensure the growth of the economy.