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If Akufo Addo leaves, can next president guarantee we won’t face same economic challenges? – Ambassador to Burkina quizzes critics

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Ghana would continue to face this extreme economic situation even if the current President, Nana Akufo Addo, vacates his position as President today. Again, the next government may not be able to do anything better due to immediately better the economic situation of the Ghanaians.

This is because the economic burden that Ghanaians face now is almost entirely external. This notwithstanding, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government under the leadership of President Nana Akufo Addo is committed to developing the country at a rapid pace and turning the fortunes of the people. The government is doing this by investing in three basic areas; food, clothing and shelter.

Ghana’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso, H.E Boniface Gambila said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show today, Monday, June 27, 2022.

“A lot of money has gone into education. When this government came, the backlog of the NHIS was paid. Roads that we were told were all done, we came to see that the roads were not done. Today, roads are being done. A lot of money is going into the things we call food, shelter and clothing.

“Having inherited a certain economy, with a certain level of inflation, a certain level of reserves, a certain level of credit in 2016, within 2 years, it advanced better than before and then suddenly, COVID-19 came. You cannot downplay the effect of that,” he said.

H.E Gambila continued to say “with this high external hitting, you need to take time to re-engineer the economy. That is what is happening. The government is, daily, working towards challenging the external systems and the internal systems.”

“If you close your eyes and because you are a competitor you say nothing is happening, no, that would not be fine. Other countries are queuing for fuel. So far, we are not queuing. It means there is a certain level of competent management going on in certain areas.”

“I do not believe the problems of today cannot be addressed. For every problem, there is a corresponding solution. They say we cannot break the eight. I would rather advise citizens that we should break the 8. If president Nana Akufo Addo did not come, whoever came, the situation would have been the same or even much bigger.”

“If President Nana Akufo Addo said he would leave the seat today, you, come and take over, you would be grappling with the same challenges as it is today. It would not be your doing, not his [Nana Akufo Addo] doing; it is the environment.

Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana

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