Renowned economist, Kwame Pianim, has accused private companies in Ghana of running away from their social cooperate responsibilities. Speakin
Renowned economist, Kwame Pianim, has accused private companies in Ghana of running away from their social cooperate responsibilities.
Speaking at the UPSA Annual Leadership Lecture 2023, in Accra, on the theme, “Re-imagining Ghana’s development trajectory for a peaceful prosperous nation by 2027, “ Dr. Pianim took a swipe at modern-day companies.
“I compare it with the companies as well. When Volta Aluminum Company Limited (VALCO) came to Ghana in the early 60s. They were in private to provide services to it.”
“So, they built the VALCO hospitals, Kaiser flats and had their own transportation. But now, the companies that come pr,esently, the companies that come can take care of themselves.”
“It is the same way when the Ghana government lacked the people, imagine Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah trying to develop this country, how many engineers did we have, doctors, skilled professionals, negligible.”
“Now in Ghana, there is no field, there is no field of human endeavor that there are no Ghanaians at the highest level,” he noted.