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General News of Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Source: atinkaonline.com

2017 Christmas was the worst in 44 years – Baba Jamal

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for the Akwatia Constituency in the Eastern Region, Alhaji Baba Jamal, has asserted that last year’s Christmas was the worst in 44 years.

The MP attributed the worst Christmas to the bad economic policies supervised by President Akufo-Addo.

Speaking on Atinka TV’s “Ghana Nie” morning show hosted by Bismark Brown Wednesday, the former Deputy Employment and Labour Relations Minister said most Ghanaians didn’t feel the Christmas fever unlike "some NPP big men".

He added that prices of foodstuffs sky-rocketed during the occasion, making it difficult for Ghanaians to enjoy the holidays.

Baba Jamal lamented that radio and TV stations failed to play Christmas carols because of the economic hardship under the NPP.

In a sharp rebuttal, former MP for Ablekuma North, Justice Joe Appiah Appiah, rejected the claim.

He said last year’s Christmas was a memorable one, adding that prices of general goods and services were relatively low.