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Deputy Finance Minister Admits Gov’t Might Have Over-borrowed



Deputy Finance Minister, Dr John Kumah, has said that the current hardship in the country might be because the government over-relied on borrowing to run the economy.

According to him, the government could have considered other alternatives to financing its projects and programmes aside from borrowing.

“Maybe the levels of borrowing have been too much and that could be one of the areas. Maybe we should have looked at more alternatives for financing our various programmes but of course, every nation is built on debt, it is what you do with it and what happens [that matters],” reports.

John Kumah, who is also the Member of Parliament for Ejisu, however, indicated that but for the COVID-19 pandemic, Ghanaians could have seen the full benefits of all the monies the government borrowed.

“I know we are where we are because, if you borrowed in 2017, 2018 and 2019, $3 billion of investment each year and you were expecting the returns after 2020 and Covid-19 struck, and brought your economy to almost zero, it means that you are already in a very difficult situation.

“So, this is the reality of what happened, it’s not like we borrowed and did things that didn’t benefit the country,” he is quoted to have said on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show.


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