The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor has said government’s deployment of some nine Ministers to engage the media on Ghana-IMF bailout is a complete waste.
In a tweet today, the MP indicated that the people of Ghana are well-informed of the matters concerning the IMF bail-out and the consequences that come with it.
According to him, government can never change the minds of Ghanaians with propaganda.
Per a screenshot shared by Mr. Dafeamekpor, nine Ministers of State have been assigned to different media houses between today and Wednesday to have one on one media engagements on the matter of the Ghana seeking an IMF programme.
"So NPP decides to deploy 9 Ministers of State to go respond to the people on IMF between today & Wednesday? What wastage. They think the people don't know how and what IMF means? They want to inundate the airwaves with their own views. The people will expose them once again," he stated.
Prior to the passage of the E-levy, top government officials, including Dr. Bawumia and the Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta had indicated strongly that the government would never return to the IMF for any financial assistance regardless of the country’s economic conditions impressing on Ghanaians to support the controversial E-levy as the panacea.
For instance, in one of the NPP town hall meetings, Mr. Ofori-Atta once indicated that going back to the IMF for further assistance will have dire consequences on the economy of Ghana.
“The consequences are dire, we are a proud nation, we have the resources, we have the capacity. We are not short-sighted,” Mr. Ken Ofori has said.
Months after the e-levy had been passed, the fund had failed woefully to generate the expected revenue to shore up the sinking economy, President Akufo-Addo last week directed the finance minister to quickly reach out to the IMF for a bailout.
A team from the IMF is expected to arrive in Ghana on Wednesday July 6, 2022.