Ghanaian business consultant Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has said that the duty of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government is not to build factories.
The three-time presidential candidate holds the view that “building factories is never the responsibility of any government anywhere in the world”.Speaking in an interview on BBC’s Focus on Africa, the Chairman of Groupe Nduom told host Peter Okwoche: “If someone said that we are going to create the jobs by empowering the private sector by identifying opportunities and make it easier for these opportunities to exist,
I will not have any quarrel with that,” adding however: “What the administration has not done is to lay down specifically how it is going to achieve that.”
He was of the view that government must build the necessary infrastructure to create a thriving environment to spur the private sector to embark on such an industrial drive of building factories.“…Better roads, electricity, water, and so on to facilitate it. That is what I will expect someone to do now,” he said.