The former National Youth Organiser of the New Patriotic Party, Sammi Awuku, has warned government appointees to cut down on expenses as their extravagance is ‘aggravating wounds’ of ordinary Ghanaians against the party.
Sammi Awuku, speaking on how the NPP can break the 8, said it starts with public servants cutting down on avoidable expenditures so the party does not seem out of touch with the plight of suffering Ghanaians.
Speaking on Kokrokoo on Peace Fm with the Chairman General, Kwame Sefa Kayi, Awuku cautioned strongly against waste in the public sector.
Awuku said as Ghanaians are suffering, political appointees cannot be seen to be living lives of largesse and remain indifferent to the plight of the citizens.
Awuku said the party must ‘change its taste’ to reflect our hard times.
“We have to cut down on lifestyles which only aggravate wounds. Every family is taking some cuts so your taste must change,” he advised.
Speaking further, the Director General of the National Lottery Authority said the party must also remain united ahead of its likely contentious Presidential primary later this year.
Awuku said without unity, they don’t have a prayer of ‘breaking the 8’.
“We have about two and a half years to a general election and I’ve heard people saying it will be difficult to ‘break the 8’, but when we get there, the NPP would have to sing its song very well. They must do two things; maintain internal cohesion, and speak to our narrative well,” Awuku added.