A Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Ernest Owusu Bempah ahs aid President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as again demonstrated that he is a great leader following the address he delivered on the economy on Sunday October 30.
Mr Akufo-Addo in his address said “We are in a crisis, I do not exaggerate when I say so. I cannot find an example in history when so many malevolent forces have come together at the same time. But, as we have shown in other circumstances, we shall turn this crisis into an opportunity to resolve not just the short-term, urgent problems, but the long-term structural problems that have bedevilled our economy.
“I urge us all to see the decision to go to the International Monetary Fund in this light. We have gone to the Fund to repair, in the short term, our public finances, and restore our balance of payments, whilst we continue to work on the medium to long-term structural changes that are at the heart of our goal of constructing a resilient, robust Ghanaian economy, and building a Ghana Beyond Aid.”
In a statement reacting to his address, Ernest Owusu Bempah said “from acknowledging the existence of the crises to promising to deliver on his programme for Ghana, the President set the tone and outlined some key priorities in dealing with our current difficulties.
“In contrast with the responses of most world leaders to the raging global recession, Akufo-Addo’s tone was cheerful and contained a sense of fellow feeling and humanity. He spoke of the profound economic crises the country has been facing and offered the blueprints in tackling the problem. He was spot on in every meaningful sense.
“But perhaps what was most interesting was the president’s clear desire to take us from the current difficulties to a better place. The President’s central message of hope and vision was loud and clear. He has supervised a fair governance system, delivering quality public services for all.
“Whichever way you turn it, from whichever side you look at it; at the heart of all problems lies in the post pandemic vulnerabilities and the Ukraine/Russia geopolitics.
Not of all, of course, but of most. It’s definitely making matters worse for the entire world.
“In spite of the global situation, President Akufo-Addo is determined to bring back confidence and relief to Ghanaians. He is working towards reaching a deal with the IMF by the end of the year. This will give further credence to the measures Government is taking to stabilize and grow the economy, as well as shore up our currency,” he said in a statement.