Regardless of what president Akufo-Addo will have us believe, as a nation, we have never experienced what we are going through, as far as the depreciation of the legal tender, and other economic indicators are concerned.
Were Ghana to be a company, this will be the best time to file for bankruptcy.
They seem to be no end in sight to the depreciation of the cedi, despite a raft of measures introduced by
In an interview on Nandom FM during his tour of the Upper West region on August 22, the president said what mattered most for him was to work with the party executives to oversee the election of a flagbearer fairly and transparently.
He said, once a flagbearer emerges out of the contest for the position fairly and transparently, NPP will be able to unite and triumph over the National Democratic Congress in the 2024 elections.
“Let’s create the conditions for a fair, transparent process. One that will enable us after the competition to unite. We want out of that process somebody who will come who will have the capacity to unite our party and put it in a position to confront the traditional opponent National Democratic Congress and beat the National Democratic Congress in December 2024. Mine is to do whatever I can do to assist the new leadership of the party,” President Akufo-Addo said.
The preoccupation, however, of the president, who seems oblivious of the crisis, he has gotten the country into is the 2024 election.
This newspaper, like most well-meaning Ghanaians have consistently argued the urgency for the president and his government to fulfill their mandate which, primarily, is the greater good for the greater number.
There is too much attention on matters that do not address the peculiarities that affect the life of the average Ghanaian.
There is enough time to talk about politics and breaking the 8, in 2024, but for now the president must concentrate of fulfilling his promises and brining the economy back on track.
Ghanaians are watching as the cedi is on a free fall, and this unfortunately, is affecting the cost of virtually every commodity in a country that is criminally import-dependent.
With rising inflation and cost of living, which has pushed many into the poverty net, the president should spare us the rhetoric’ and get to work, time is running out.