Akufo-Addo should address Ghanaians on IMF bailout, not Bawumia – Addai-Nimoh
President Nana Akufo-Akufo has been urged to address Ghanaians following government’s move to seek help from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive Ghana’s ailing economy.
Former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mampong Constituency, Francis Addai Nimoh, who made this appeal on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen show said it is President Akufo-Addo’s right to speak to Ghanaians as he is leading the taskforce in talks with the IMF team.
“Akufo-Addo should have the courage to speak to Ghanaians on the IMF and tell the true nature of the economy as negotiations are underway and so at this moment he should come out and address us because at this stage, he is the person we want to listen to and not his vice president or ministers,” he said.
The former NPP presidential aspirant, however, admitted that there is hardship in the country and the major challenge the country faces is huge debt and so going to IMF was in the right direction.
“There is hardship in the system. People are feeling the heat. Let us not play with words as a party and government. Whatever we do, we’re also at the IMF. We must depoliticise the issue of IMF because it’s a national issue. People are free to also say this government is incompetent like we called John Mahama,” he said.
On Tuesday, July 5, Ghanaians were told that Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will speak on the country’s decision to seek International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout on Thursday, July 14.
This was disclosed by a leading member of the New Patriotic Party, Gabby Otchere-Darko in a tweet.
According to him, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will be speaking as a Guest of Honour at the official launch of an event organised by the Accra Business School and South East Technological University in Ireland.
Meanwhile, a delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will hold a series of meetings with government officials on Ghana’s economic recovery programme, beginning Wednesday July 6.
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