IMF bailout: Remove Ken Ofori-Atta, he has already run out of ideas— Asiedu Nketia urges government

Politics IMF bailout: Remove Ken Ofori-Atta, he has already run out of ideas— Asiedu Nketia urges government
JUL 5, 2022 LISTEN

The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has asked government not to make the mistake ofallowing the Finance Minister to lead Ghana delegation to discuss a package for Ghana.

He said the Finance Minister has already run out of ideas to even negotiate a good deal for Ghana after running the economy down with his failed ideas.

Asiedu Nketia said he is not only disappointed in the Finance Minister but the entire economic management team headed by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for running the economy down and and pushing Ghana to the IMF.

According to him, such people will fail Ghana again in negotiating a better deal with the IMF.

"The Finance Minister has run out of ideas and the way he is handling things now you will need fresh blood to manage the finances of the country and be able to put the economy in good shape.

"The vice president, HE Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia who also heads the Economic Management team looks tired and frail to even generate fresh ideas for the economy. And since the president has taken this bold decision to go to the IMF, they need a more resolved team to lead the affairs of the economy and even engage the IMF for a good deal to be struck as the country seeks for financial bail," he intimated.

Speaking on Okay FM's "Ade Akye Abia" program on Monday, July 4, 2022, monitored by this portal, he emphasized that the World Bank and other institutions amid the coronavirus pandemic offered Ghana huge sums of money. He said the monies have been misused without any proper accountability from the government.

“Ghana received lots of support from the World Bank and other benevolent institutions during the Covid-19 pandemic, I, therefore, find it absurd to hear people say that COVID-19 and the Ukraine-Russia war have contributed to the poor performance of the country's economy.

"Anyone who can defend NPP's decision to go to the IMF for a bailout with this inexplicable analysis can defend Satan in Heaven,” he stressed.

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