Renowned legal practitioner and tax expert, Ali-Nakyea Abdallah has declined his appointment to serve on the newly created Fiscal Council which was inaugurated last week.
Responding to congratulatory messages from friends on his Facebook wall, Mr. Abdallah politely responded that “please but l have not accepted the appointment’’
Sources close to jubilee house explained that Mr. Abdallah informed the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia about his decision not to accept the appointment.
It therefore beats the imagination of many that inspite of his clear indication that he was not interested in the appointment, his name was still included in the list of members of the council, which is chaired by former governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Paul Acquah.
Some experts believe the legal practitioner and tax expert declined the appointment because he had proffered and given myriads of advice to government, particularly the vice president and the Economic Management Team which were not taken and wonders whether they are serious about taking advise from him.
As it stands now, many believe he is a member of the Fiscal Council by virtue of the fact that his name is included in the list, prompting governance experts to impress upon him to let the generality of the Ghanaian people know he is not member of the council.
The Fiscal Council will amongst other responsibilities develop and recommend policies for the maintenance of prudent and sustainable levels of public debt, ensuring that fiscal balance is maintained at a sustainable level and the management of fiscal risks in a prudent manner, to achieve efficiency, effectiveness and value for money in public expenditure.
Other members of the Council are Prof. Augustine Fosu, Dr. Nii Noi Ashong, Prof. Eugenia Amporfu, Dr. Nii Kwaku Sowa and Prof. Robert Osei.