The Auditor General, Daniel Domelevo has bemoaned what he calls the decline in the quality of work undertaken by all kinds of Ghanaian professionals.
According to him, the standards in professions such as accounting, auditing, engineering and vocations such as tailoring and dressmaking have fallen low to the extent that Ghanaians prefer the services of expatriate professional workers.
Speaking at a Ghana Integrity Initiative [GII] multi stakeholder business integrity forum, Mr. Domelovo attributed the worrying trend to lack of discipline of Ghanaian workers.
He explained that, the ‘fundamental’ problem of Ghanaians as it stands now is a lack of discipline.
“The quality of engineering hasn’t improved, the quality of almost everything is going down with more professions. Today, people want to put up a structure and they don’t want a Ghanaian, they are looking for someone else. There is something fundamentally wrong and that thing for me, is lack of discipline” he said.
The Auditor General last month petitioned President Akufo-Addo over what he described as unlawful interference in his work by the Audit Service’s Board Chairman, Dr. Edward Dua-Agyeman.
In a ten-point petition to President Akufo-Addo, Mr. Domelovo cited procurement manipulations, interference of audit processes, and unlawful circulation of audit findings among other things as the basis for his request for a presidential intervention.
The Presidency subsequently set-up a committee to investigate his concerns.
Citi News sources say the Auditor-General was invited to meet with the Executive Secretary to the President, Nana Asante Bediatuo to discuss his concerns.
Charging indisciplined Ghanaians can fund budget – Inusah Fuseini
Tamale Central MP, Inusah Fuseini, has also said if government is able to enforce the various bye-laws that imposes fines on Ghanaian citizens for indiscipline behaviour, the proceeds can contribute significantly to the country’s budget.
“I am just saying indiscipline can fund Ghana, just charging people for indiscipline can fund the budget, we don’t need to go abroad for aid. Just charging people from throwing rubbish where they shouldn’t throw them, driving in the pavement when they shouldn’t be driving there, building on waterways when they shouldn’t build, charging them and collecting the money for the state, can fund the budget for the Republic of Ghana,” he said.