Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, the NDC’s General Secretary, has warned Ghanaians to expect further suffering in the country.
Despite the fact that the global economy has slowed, he believes the Akufo-Addo administration is to responsible for Ghana’s high inflation and commodity price increases.
Global growth is expected to be 4.4 percent in 2022 after COVID-19, according to the International Monetary Fund.
As violence and the effects from sanctions spread throughout global economies, these estimates are being revised downwards.
On the Gumbe Show on TV XYZ Thursday evening, the former minister discussed how the current government could have helped Ghanaians during these trying times.
He told Mugabe Maase that certain tax policies and upward adjustments of the cost of government services have escalated the hardship in the country amidst high unemployment rate.
To him, when one is confronted with the hunger stemmed from the overtaxation and its rippling effects on prices of services and commodities, death cannot be an option for the hopeless.
“You people say times are hard and cost of commodities are high but death is also expensive these days,” he teased.
Asked by Mugabe to explain further, he said the cost of keeping a body in the morgue has risen and that death cannot be cheap.
“When you die, morgue bill is high and the cost of funeral is high. Hiring of chairs and canopies for funerals have gone up too,” he added.