Why 24-hour economy misses the point – Barker-Vormawor explains

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Private legal practitioner Oliver Barker-Vormawor has given reasons for his criticism of the major policy proposal of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, for the 2024 election, the 24-hour economy policy.

Barker-Vormawor, in a post shared on X on Monday, February 27, 2024, described the policy proposal as empty and mere sloganeering.

“24-hour economy is such a strange choice as a flagship policy agenda. Even worse. It’s empty! Sloganeering = Fanfooling. Bɛt this is Ghana!” he wrote.

In another post shared on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, Barker-Vormawor, a former lead convenor of the #FixtheCountry Movement, explained that the policy is not what Ghana needs.

He said that what Ghana needs is reforms in the political and governance structure of the country that will ensure that the fundamental problem of the country – corruption – is curtailed.

He added that if the fundamental issues are not resolved, policies like the 24-hour economy will never achieve their intended benefits.

“Now, let’s speak frankly! This is also why I think this whole 24-hour economy thing misses the point! I don’t think our politics understands sufficiently where we are at as a nation.

“What we need now, is reform! Critical political and governance reforms. Not fanciful and esoteric economic ideas. They won’t work!” he wrote.

He added, “Not without reforms. When the fundamentals of your society are corrupt, you will only digitalize theft and greed. You won’t solve it. It doesn’t matter for you to work 24 hours if the result is that thieves can pillage the public purse and walk scot-free!”

Read his full post below:

Now, let’s speak frankly! This is also why I think this whole 24-hour economy thing misses the point!

I don’t think our politics understands sufficiently where we are at as a nation.

What we need now, is reform! Critical political and governance reforms. Not fanciful and esoteric economic ideas. They won’t work!

Not without reforms. When the fundamentals of your society are corrupt, you will only digitalize theft and greed. You won’t solve it.

It doesn’t matter for you to work 24 hours if the result is that thieves can pillage the public purse and walk scot-free!

We have before us a Regime steeped so deep in moral decay, that without urgent and instant justice, we are only delaying our implosion not preventing it.

At this time of our lives. For what has been done to our collective consciousness and belief in a just society, for the levels of immoral dispossession and theft that this Government has superintended over; no opposition should campaign on anything other than Accountability, Justice, and Constitutional Reforms.

Don’t promise me any heaven, when you and I know you can’t deliver them. Promise me that the Mafia surrounding this President and the man himself will not go Scott-free.

No amount of 24 hours can cure the damage this clan of thieves has done to the faith of the Ghanaian, in the potential of Our Republic to procure justice for all.

Promise me Justice first! Promise me reform! Not another train in the sky that works 24/7.

With which funds? The ones in Gabby’s Mauritius accounts; or under Eno’s bed?

Shalom.

 

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