”I’ll commend government on Agenda 111 ,only if projects are completed – Policy Analyst
Speaker Kwadwo Addo, a Social Policy Analyst, has described the government's Agenda 111 as a fantastic idea, however, will applaud the government if the project is fully completed and citizens can access healthcare.
Speaker Kwadwo Addo, a Social Policy Analyst, has described the government’s Agenda 111 as a fantastic idea, however, will applaud the government if the project is fully completed and citizens can access healthcare.
‘’If the projects have not been completed and people employed to work in the health facilities where I can go and access healthcare, until then it will be difficult ‘’ he stated.
He said this in an interview on Freedom Radio’s ‘’Yen Man’’ show hosted by Kwaku Aboagye Apenteng when added his voice to the timeline given for the completion of the Agenda 111 project.
‘’If I were the government I would tell the citizenry the projects will be completed in 3 years, if within 2 years it is delivered then it’s welcome news, but over-promising and not being able to deliver is a different thing’’ he said.
Speaker Addo said because in project management there are risk factors such as the occurrence of natural disasters, financial malfeasance, issues with contractors, therefore all these should be factored into the planning of the project to come out with a feasible timeline.
He then appealed to the government to embark on more policy communication for the people to understand the intention of the project, the realistic timelines and the cost implication.
Citing an example, President Nana Akufo-Addo went to cut sod at the La General Hospital, and for close to one year nothing has been done there.
Speaker Addo encouraged the government to capitalise on the Meet the Press series to sensitize the citizenry on the progress rate of the projects undertaken by the government in various parts of the country.
He said this could be done through a PowerPoint presentation, where the various levels of completion could be projected and testimony given by residents from the beneficiary community.
Indicating that, it will clear doubts and instil back the confidence of people who are gradually losing interest in promises when it comes to projects being initiated by governments.
Source: Kwame Akoto/ freedomradiogh.com