Civil Society Organisation (CSO), the New Ghana Social Justice Forum (NGSJF), wants the annual end of year party held in the various public institutions across the country cancelled for this year.
In a statement, signed by its President, Yahaya Alhassan, the CSO, petitioned President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, “heads of public institutions, and state agencies to cancel the upcoming end of year parties in all public institutions in Ghana because, Ghana is broke; as a result of the culture of corruption, mismanagement at public Institutions and State agencies and this is as a result of improper checks and balances at public administrations”.
According to the NGSJF, the country is “the begging bowl at IMF, among other reasons, due to the systematic loot and share by public officials”.
The NGSJF, thus, noted that it would be “national betrayal, and exploitation of scarce resources,” should the various public institutions stubbornly throw away this petition to cancel all upcoming End of Year Parties in public institutions.
The CSO enumerated reasons for its petition including: “Ghanaians groaning under hyperinflation of 35per cent, one of the highest in decades; 850,000 join 6 million Ghanaians already wallowing in poverty; Investers, bond holders threatened with withholding of payment via domestic debt exchange; District Assembly Common Fund in arrears, stalling critical social infrastructure development at the district levels and GETFUND mortgaged, leading to stalled education infrastructure projects.”
“We are by this policy document, reporting to the Ghana Police Service to arrest any public institution who disobeys this noble petition, and continue with the frivolous End of Year Parties at the time that, school kids studying under trees without tables and chairs,” the NGSJF stressed.