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PNC calls on government to cut down on expenditures to help address economic challenges 

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The opposition People’s National Convention (PNC) has joined the long list of groups calling on the president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, to reduce the expenditures of his government in order to help bring the Ghanaian economy back on track.

A press release from the party jointly signed by Madam Janet Asana Nabla, the General Secretary, and Samuel Ayesu, the Communication Secretary, on the President’s State of the Nation Address last week noted that, in addressing the current economic difficulties, there is a need for the government to drastically reduce how it spends and also ensure effective revenue mobilisation. 

The statement also called on Ghanaians, opposition political parties, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs  to cooperate with the government in addressing the economic challenges.

“The PNC acknowledges that the greatest sacrifice must be made by the government through cutting down on expenditures while ensuring effective revenue mobilisation to meet the essential demands of the country. We equally call on all citizens to cooperate with the government in this journey. We implore other opposition political parties, Civil Society Organisations, NGOs and all well meaning Ghanaians to join hands with the government to bring the economy back on track through constructive criticism and putting our partisan interests aside for the interest of all.”

The party also applauded the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo for acknowledging the difficulty the ordinary Ghanaian is currently facing. According to the PNC, the sentiment of the president shows a clear indication of a good faith by the president in solving the economic challenges.

“The PNC, as a political party with great interest in the affairs of the country, is fully aware of the current hardship the ordinary Ghanaian is going through. The President acknowledges the difficulty we are having with his statement. This is a show of good faith that can lead us to solving our economic challenges”

“The President’s proposition to address the major concerns of the nation, among them: the economy, roads and transports, education, and health in the wake of Covid – 19 devastation of the world economy coupled with the war in Ukraine, is commendable. Our nation is in a period of economic difficulty, that each and every citizen must make some sacrifices to save Ghana’s economy.”

Source:A1Radioonline.Com|101.1MHZ|David Azure |Bolgatanga|

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