Former President John Dramani Mahama has reiterates his call for a national dialogue over the state of Ghana’s struggling economy.
According to John Mahama, the country is going through difficulties never witnessed before and that should be enough for Journalist to stand up and demand accountability for Government.
The former President was speaking on Friday, October 21, 2022, when he met the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association, GJA in Accra.
“The current state of our economy is terrible, we have never in our history been in a place like this and I think that is it the role of GJA and all Journalists to be even more vigilant at this time when the country if filled with such dire economic challenges,” he said.
Mr. Mahama held the view that, the current state of the economy had been predicted by the opposition but the government failed to listen.
“We raised this red flag that the direction of in which the economy was going to crash. I talked personally about the creative accounting, this Finance Minister was hiding huge liabilities and giving a rosy picture of the economy.
“The government should come clean and tell us what is the state of the economy. You must put everything on the table, that is why I called for a national dialogue,” a gathering he believe will bring together best economic brains to help bring us out of this economic difficulties.
Ghana’s economy is going through one of the harshest difficulties caused by increasing inflation, devaluing cedi and high interest rates which is impacting cost of doing business and living.
However, the government is looking to seal a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for economic support to help shore up the economy.
The President, Nana Akufo-Addo remains optimistic that the country will overcome this challenge and bring the economy back on track for prosperity.