Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Richard Ahiagbah has downplayed the purpose for the ‘Ku Me Preko’ demonstration.
He says the only positive thing he gleans from the demonstration is the right of people being protected and nothing more.
According to him there is nothing substantive that can be achieved in the ‘Ku Me Preko’ demonstration.
Mr Ahiagbah indicates that the action which saw Ghanaians lament that government has not done enough to alleviate the plight of citizens in the struggling economy is baseless.
Speaking on News File on JoyNews, he absolved the government from the reasons behind the demonstration.
“So the only basis in my view that perhaps the demonstrators have this morning to be on the street is democratic. But in terms of the substantive issue to say that government or President has done anything incidental to cause them to be on the street, I don’t see it,” he said on JoyNews.
On the angle of hardship being suffered under the NPP administration, the Communications Director insisted that the causes of these factors have nothing to do with domestic activities.
“Ghana is going through hardship. That hardship can be explained can be rationalized. The President spoke about it and the data shows exactly that there are incidental issues that are beyond our control that is forcing the situation on us,” he told Samson Anyenini.
Ghana is currently at the doors of the IMF for a possible $3 billion bailout amid intensifying hardship, skyrocketing fuel prices, a rising cost of living and a depreciating cedi
The President and government communicators have constantly pointed fingers at Covid-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war as major contributors to Ghana’s economic woes.
Ghana’s economy has deteriorated in the second half of the 2022 with the cedi depreciating more than 50% again the dollar.
It is has also seen cost of living soaring as prices of goods and services gallop to unbearable levels.