DO PROPER RESEARCH OR SHUT UP ON RELEVANT NATIONAL ISSUES —- Group to Franklin Cudjoe
Strategic Think Tank group has read with utmost shock what should have come from a toddler who can be pardoned for not knowing, but on the contrary, coming from someone who calls himself an intellectual running a think-tank can never be overlooked.
Franklin Cudjoe has over the few days exhibited his ignorance and how shallow most of his research works are.
First of all, let us take the pain of educating Franklin so far as the activities of the Ghana Standards Authority and its structures are concerned, and why they are sufficiently relevant and necessary as per the research we conducted.
Ghana Standards Authority from our research is a comformity assessment body that upholds quality of products produced both in the country and outside the country.
The organogram of the authority had the Director-General with two Deputy Directors. Some years back, the administration under Dr. George Ben-Crenstil saw the need in creating the third deputy director position, although it was not implemented until his succesor, Prof. Alex Doodo assumed the position as Director-General.
As a body governed by a board that has made decision on a third Deputy Director, it was rolled out as such. Deputy Director-General (Operations) caters for the standards directorate, metrology directorate and the planning, monitoring and evaluation directorate of the authority.
Deputy Director-General (comformity assessment) caters for the testing directorate, certification directorate and inspection directorate whereas Deputy Director-General (General Services) caters for the Finance Directorate and Administration Directorate. Procurement, Human resources, and others are all part of general services.
The afore-mentioned scheme of service was developed by Public Services Commission, and for that matter, not the creation of any politician as being suggested by Franklin Cudjoe.
Per the above roles defined by the authority, it will be an intellectual dishonesty for any reasonable person to allude that the three deputies are useless and irrelevant to the course of the Ghana Standards Authority.
The sad part is when the group through its research department realized that Franklin Cudjoe lobbied for the position at the Ghana Standards Authority and when things went wrong for him turned his gun at Dr. Poku Adusei, one of the deputy directors. This is unfair and as earlier stated, an intellectual dishonesty.
We are by this release, calling on Franklin Cudjoe to stop bringing down his think-tank to a polytank level by focusing and asking relevant questions such as ways and means to flush out poor quality and substandard products from our market, like how the various regulators can co-operate well with the standards authority to safeguard the interest of consumers and the people of Ghana.
Our group by this release is calling on all well-meaning Ghanaians to ignore the noisy rants of Franklin Cudjoe since he has several times exhibited his ignorance on issues of great concern to the country. An example is that of KelniGVG.
Signed by (Research team) Kwame Asante Gyan, Michael Nyamekye