President John Mahama

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President John Mahama

President John Dramani Mahama on Monday stated that he would implement the recommendations made against the Ghana Youth Employment and Entrepreneurial Development Agency (GYEEDA) to correct the wrongs in the public service.

He said the findings of advisors on the GYEEDA report was ready, and indicated that he was prepared to work with those recommendations to check the ills in society.

President Mahama made the pledge during a meeting with heads of civil society organisations at the Flagstaff House, Kanda.

Heads of 29 civil society organisations, including the Institute of Economic Affairs IEA, Ghana Integrity Initiative, CDD-Ghana and IMANI ? Ghana, were at the meeting to discuss pertinent development issues with the President.

He said the GYEEDA report being circulated around was not the final report, and that, it was a working report on which several changes were being effected before the final report.

President Mahama gave the assurance that he would publish the final report for Ghanaians to see the truth, as part of his desire to ensure transparency and accountability in governance.

?It is my intention to publish the report. What is being circulated is not the final report. It is work in progress. What we have is different from what is being circulated,? he said.

On the Auditor General?s Report, President Mahama said the Attorney and Minister of Justice had constituted a committee to look at the various Auditor General?s report from 2006 till date, adding that, the aim was to identify people who misappropriated state funds and prosecute them to serve as a deterrent to others.

?The committee will come up with a report on people who misused government money and recommend how to prosecute them,? he said.

The President indicated government?s resolve to streamline public procurement to ensure transparency by giving orders for the reduction of the number of procurements, based on sole sourcing.

On civil society organisations, President Mahama stressed the need for them to be watchdogs and also see themselves as partners in development with government, by remaining neutral in their actions.

The President suggested to civil society organizations to indulge in research and make proposals to the government, saying, government was willing to partner them.

Source: GNA

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