Ghanaian journalist, Keminni Amanor, has compared President Nana Akufo-Addo to disgraced Ghanaian businessman, Nana Appiah Mensah.
In posts shared to her social media handle, Amanor said there is practically no difference between the President and the disgraced NAM 1.
Her post comes as the government struggles to implement the domestic debt exchange program which has grown increasingly unpopular.
According to Amanor, what is happening with the Ghanaian government gives them zero moral right to go after Menzgold’s former boss, who is facing trial over his company going bust and squandering the deposits of millions.
She wrote: “@NAkufoAddo now that you can’t pay the country’s domestic debt, how can we go after NAM1 cos as3 there’s no difference. ooooh don’t do that wai aka s3 you include treasury bills ong? Come to think of it you don’t have money but you increase salaries ei..reminds me of EIB Network.
“No money but they were buying cars for celebrities🤣🤣🤣🤣. Kyir3s3 we’re a reflection of our government ampa. We gu yenim ase ooo Addo-D gyi wo,” she said.
No money but they were buying cars for celebrities🤣🤣🤣🤣. Kyir3s3 we’re a reflection of our government ampa. We gu yenim ase ooo Addo-D gyi wo ✌🏾
— Keminni Amanor (@keminni) January 19, 2023
On January 16th 2023, the government extended the deadline for the Debt Exchange Programme to Tuesday, January 31, to enable it to build consensus for the programme.
This is the third time the government has extended the deadline for the bondholders to voluntarily exchange their bonds for new ones.
It is currently unclear how many institutions or individuals have signed onto the programme which has been rejected by several groups.
The domestic debt exchange program since its announcement has faced huge opposition from labour groups which managed to get pension funds exempted. Other groups including the Individual Bondholders Association have also rejected the programme.
Keminni Amanor is a Ghanaian journalist who currently works with News Central TV in Boston in the United States.
Amanor previously worked as a writer for the Voice of America and was an anchor with the EIB Network and Multimedia, among others.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology from the University of Ghana and a Master of Science (MS) in Journalism from Boston University.