A policy think thank, Institute for Political Administration and Development – IPAD Ghana has condemned the Ghana Airport Company Limited for spending GHc118,000 on Christmas trees and decorations this festive season at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA).
According the C.E.O of IPAD Ghana who doubles as an anti-corruption campaigner Mr. Amankwaa Nathaniel, it’s frivolous and unpatriotic to spend such an amount at the hardship state of the current economy.
Such acts provoke Ghanaians and develops hatred among the citizens and the authorities.
The unemployed class, the likes of NABCO beneficiaries, Teacher and Nursing Training allowance beneficiaries who’s monthly stipends have not been paid for several months will be disappointed and grieved to hear such mismanagement of tax payers money.
Government institutions should consider value for money in any procurement they make. Protecting the public purse shouldn’t be an oral slogan but a practice.