Don’t depend on connections to succeed – Maafo to b’nessmen

Ghana must move to an era of good governance as a bedrock for businesses to thrive, Senior Minister Osarfo Maafo has said.

Mr Maafo said these when he delivered a speech on behalf of the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, at the CEOs’ Summit in Accra on Monday, May 22.

With an emphasis on proper administrative structures, Mr Maafo said: “Businesses must not succeed because we have connections to high places, because we have connections to custom officials, because we have connections to all sorts of places. Businesses must succeed because we have good governance prevailing in our country.”

He emphasised that business must thrive with a “level playing field for all”.

For him, Ghana’s economy will develop and “we will be moving in the right direction when business flourishes along these lines”.

“We should not put emphasis on connections to succeed, because when the connections are no more there what happens? Then you are likely to falter and fail,” he queried.

He said the connections come only as an addition when one is able to be productive and efficient by hard work.



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