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“I was expecting better performance than this” – Seth Terkper tells gov’t

By Kweku Antwi Jnr
Seth Terkper, former Finance and Economic Planning Minister
Seth Terkper, former Finance and Economic Planning Minister

Former Finance and Economic Planning Minister under the Mahama-led administration, Seth Terkper has criticized the performance of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government, saying, he was expecting better performance.

He admitted that “very economy faces challenges but I expected them to do more. I was expected something better than what we are seeing currently”.

Mr. Terkper gave the criticisms on TV3’s New Day on Thursday which was monitored by PrimeNewsGhana.

“Some of their [NPP government] programmes were over ambitious but I expected the economy to perform better”, he added.

The former Finance Minister explained that “we are getting additional crude oil and they had additional resources. The energy sector debt service has been resolved so with these resources and [economy] should have been better”.

On the government’s introduction of the Free Senior High School programme, Mr. Terkper said “don’t include those who can afford education into the programme”.

“Put resources into education but why don’t you exclude those who are capable”, he quarried.

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