Dr.Okoe Boye, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ledezokuku Constituency, has revealed that he disagrees with the formulation of a long-term development agenda for administering the country.
Speaking on a television programme, Dr. Boye expressed his fears over the negative effect of such a policy, saying, “I don’t agree too much with those who say let’s have a forty-year development plan. You can have a broad plan only structurally, but in terms of details it is dangerous to fit yourself when things can change soo much within a year or two”
He confidently stated that he wouldn’t recommend the establishment of a forty-year development programme, adding that much details should not be awarded to long-term policies.
“Any country that tries to micro-mechanically manage her economy for the next twenty to thirty years will become archaic because some of the things put on paper will become obsolete” he said.
He expressed worry about how monitoring and evaluation of individual contributions to total output is hardly acknowledged in the public sector, claiming that much attention is paid to educational qualifications rather than output, therefore advocating the need for re-orientation psychologically.
In this regard, he predicts that in the near future, due to economic resolves the public sector will be unattractive while appealing to government to feed the local industry with market opportunities.
By Kootsebi Sowah