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Economic hardship: Bear with us, we’re fixing it – NPP

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A Deputy National Communications Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Asante has called on Ghanaians to be considerate and bear with the government as it navigates the current economic dump and returns the economy to pre-COVID periods.

Mr Asante said the government is poised at arresting the current inflation rate in the country.

Speaking on DayBreak Upper east show on A1 Radio Mr Asante admitted that, indeed Ghanaians are suffering but was quick to argue that, “the NPP knows how to save the economy” and for that matter, Ghanaians should give the government some time to work it out”.

Admitting the challenges, he noted that, “the government has given the indication that we know how to do it remember. When President Kufour came to power in 2001, our inflation figures were about 44 percent. That is what we inherited from the NDC. We brought it down. NPP knows how to do it.”
“When Akufo Addo and Bawumia came to power, inflation was at 15.8 percent. That is what we inherited from President Mahama. We brought it to 7.2 before Covid. Just give us a month or two and you will see a complete change. We know how to do it,” he stressed.

Mr Asante adds that the country’s current economic turmoil can be linked to the Russia-Ukraine war coupled with the novel coronavirus pandemic.

He stated, “we know the difficulties that result of the coronavirus and the Ukrainian war has brought to Ghanaians we appreciate it, we understand it. We will not close our eyes and sit somewhere and say that, you know what, we are not in difficult times and that we don’t see the challenges.”

Earlier this week Ghana’s inflation hit an eighteen-year record high of 23.6%.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1 MHz|Kennedy Zongbil|Bolgatanga|Ghana

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