According to him, procurement breaches are a very pivotal trigger of the present state of affairs.
“I agree with everyone here who thinks it is about expenditure because I have argued about expenditure. But it is actually about how we spend,” he said.
He made these feedback at the Baah Wiredu Memorial Lecture on Thursday, September 22, 2022.
Per his analysis, some politicians have discovered a much less apparent approach of siphoning funds that makes the act sound much less alarming than it’s supposed to be.
This mechanism, Mr Simons believes, is sadly embedded within the system and is straightforward to justify.
“I will argue that we have a systemic waste that is frightening and terrifying but not as blatant in some counties like Nigeria and Kenya. It takes some unpacking,” he said.
On the again of Covid-19, Bright Simons additionally explained why he believes the touting of the pandemic because the trigger of the economic downturn is a non-starter.
The IMANI Vice President insists that, if the data obtainable is something to go by “it is not as if we were the worst hit.”