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General News of Thursday, 27 January 2022


Ghana’s economic woes not due to my mismanagement but coronavirus – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

Ghanaian leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sneered at suggestions that his government is to be blamed for Ghana’s recent economic turbulence.

According to the President, such claims are only from propagandists seeking to capitalize politically to gain public sympathy and to destroy his governance.

The Ghanaian leader dismissed such claims from people and described them as ‘political detractors’ indicating that such comments make them stay relevant.

“There are some who claim that the difficulties currently confronted by the nation have nothing to do with the effects of the pandemic of COVID-19. They say they are purely Ghanaian phenomenon which is due to economic mismanagement.”

“I’m not disturbed by this contestation because the facts of the situation do not bear it out. But I do recognize the political necessity for them to sustain these falsehoods,” President Akufo-Addo said.

Nana Addo also said COVID-19 has thwarted the economic progress being made not only in Ghana but also in countries big or small in the world. According to him, this is not to look for an excuse but to state the obvious reality. It is unfortunate but it is true.

“In Ghana, the pandemic has impacted on every sector of the economy, the agriculture sector being the least, thanks to the success of Planting for Food and Jobs,” President Akufo-Addo stressed.