The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Youth Organizer for Bongo Constituency, Alfred Awuni has stated that it is hectic to live in Ghana adding that prices of goods and services are on the rise.
According to him, there is so much hardship in the system. The NDC Youth Organizer said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper Show on June 16, 2022.
“It is actually hectic. You can attest to that. Everything is on the increase, fuel prices are increasing and it is expected that Friday we going to increase fuel again. When you go to the market food products or produce are increasing and so the system is unbearable. There is actually a hardship in the system. I applaud Ghanaians for one thing, if you are to survive this government there is no government that you won’t survive under.”
Mr. Awuni mentioned that he has to pack his car and use a motorcycle due to increased fuel prices. He says unemployment and inflation rates are unprecedented under the current government.
But, the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Talensi Constituency Organizer, Maxwell Chelimbalem failed to agree with Alfred Awuni’s assertion that the NPP is not managing the economy well. He stated that the NDC will always criticize the current government whether good or bad because they want to come back to power.
He says “we are not saying that we are not facing challenges, we are facing some challenges and these are global challenges that we are facing.” He said the NDC’s track record on the economy was bad.
He said the NDC run to the International Monetary Fund in 2015 for policy credibility due to their bad management of the economy.
“If the economy is not doing well thank God that we haven’t been to IMF. People or countries run to IMF simply because when they feel that the economy is broke. In 2015 you run to IMF for policy credibility and when you went to IMF they placed conditionality on us and before you exited power in 2016, I can tell you on authority that they could not meet any of the economic indicators.”
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Osuman Kaapore Tahiru|Ghana