The Community Focus Foundation (CFF-Ghana) has implored the government to stop blaming the economic hardships being experienced by the citizenry on the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.
In a press release, the Foundation insists that wanton corruption, economic mismanagement, and gross incompetence are the causes of the economic challenges facing the country.
The Foundation notes that although Ghanaians have experienced some form of economic challenges over the years under previous governments, the current harsh economic condition is the worse form ever experienced under the fourth republic.
CFF-Ghana proposes that the government commits to dealing with wanton corruption and economic mismanagement by making moves to recover all stolen public funds.
“..we are recommending that Government takes deliberate actions including political commitment in punishing and recovering stolen funds by corrupt public officials, reducing government expenditures, and sealing revenue leakages towards economic recovery for improved livelihood of the Ghanaian people,” a release by CFF-Ghana signed by Executive Director Richard Kasu reads.
Below is a copy of the release:
For Immediate Release:
Ghana's Economic Woes; an existential threat to its democracy.
Community Focus Foundation Ghana (CFF-GHANA) is deeply worried about the excruciating economic hardship Ghanaians have to go through in recent times.
It's important to put on record that the economic mess the country finds itself today cannot be attributed to COVID-19 and the war between Russia and Ukraine as government want Ghanaians to believe.
Admittedly, COVID-19 distorted economic gains globally but if the huge financial support extended to Ghana as result of COVID-19 were managed effectively, Ghana would have been far better so far as the economy is concerned.
It is worth noting that wanton corruption, economic mismanagement and gross incompetence among others are the main causes of our economic woes.
Truth be told, Ghanaians had experienced some form of economic challenges over the years under previous governments but the current harsh economic condition is the worse form ever experienced under the fourth republic.
The suffering and disillusioned citizens must not be taken for granted. We however commend government for the public admission of the economic challenges at hand but it is important government is guided by the illegal power takeovers in the West African Subregion which were largely caused by factors including harsh economic conditions to restore hope to the citizenry.
While at it, we are recommending that Government takes deliberate actions including politicalcommitment in punishing and recovering stolen funds by corrupt public officials, reducing government expenditures, and sealing revenue leakages towards economic recovery for improved livelihood of the Ghanaian people.
Mr. Richard Kasu