The General Manager for Citi FM and Citi TV, Bernardino Koku Avle says he does not agree with the government’s Ghana Beyond Aid policy as the main vision of the country.
In an address on Thursday, January 16 at the Annual New Year School in Accra, Mr Avle said of the many ills facing the country, aid was not the worst.
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“I don’t like the concept of Ghana Beyond Aid because aid is not the only thing we have to go beyond,” he said.
“Of all the bad things a country faces, is aid the worst? If I were to ask you three things that you don’t want Ghana to have in the next 10 years and we didn’t talk about Ghana Beyond Aid, will you choose aid as the first one?
“…So, why don’t we have Ghana Beyond Filth? Why don’t we have Ghana Beyond Poverty, Why don’t we have Ghana Beyond Corruption? Why should we limit ourselves to only aid.
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“So, as for me, I don’t agree with Ghana Beyond Aid as the main vision for the country. We should have as many things that we want to move beyond as possible, I have no fear saying this. Ghana has many things to go beyond…”.
He was addressing the topic: Attaining Ghana Beyond Aid: The Youth Perspective.
He suggested that Ghana Beyond Aid was an agenda by donors in the Western world who do not have money to spend on developing economies anymore.