Government has submitted a document to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on plans to lay off some public sector workers from 2017, the Vice Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has disclosed.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said the document was submitted last December.
“To worsen matters, government has placed a ban on public sector employment and it appears things will worsen come next year when the government rolls out its agreement with the IMF to lay off workers,” Dr Bawumia said at a lecture at Accra Polytechnic last Thursday, May 5.
“The government in typical fashion has denied this but it is true. Just in December 2015 the government presented a plan to the IMF for the rationalization of civil servants beginning in 2017.”
Suggesting that his claims may be denied, Dr Bawumia challenged government to make the document public.
“I am asking the government in the interest of transparency to make this document public. The IMF is not more important than Ghanaians in the discourse on this matter. If the government has nothing to hide, it should make the document public.”