Connect with us


Gov’t Don’t Owe Ghanaians Any Apology On IMF Decision – Buaben Asamoa



The Director of Communications for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa has said there is nothing to apologize for, following the decision of the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support.

He said the announcement of the decision was candid, truthful and deserves the respect and support of Ghanaians.

Speaking on the New Day show on TV3 with Johnnie Hughes Monday, July 4, he said “it can’t be more truthful, it can’t be more candor than the announcement of the decision to go the IMF. Post that announcement, there is very little you can hide because the nature of the engagement with the IMF is very open, the programme that will be designed will be public knowledge, the assessment on which the programme will be based will be public knowledge .

“If it comes to engagement with our brothers from the NDC then you have an interesting situation … I think they will have their day but it is not about an apology. There is nothing to apologise about because much as, many of us believed, several Ghanaians still believe, some people in the NPP also believe, that it is possible we would develop a home-grown programme rather than go under a programme with the IMF because we have an Article 4 relationship with them

“It is the time that the direct momagers of the economy, His Excellency the President has decided that in interest of the public good it is better we go under a formal programme and I think that decision deserves our respect and support as a nation.

His comments come after the National Communications Officer of the NDC, Sammy Gyamfi, demanded an unqualified apology from the government for the “excruciating hardships they continue to impose on the Ghanaian people”.

According to the NDC executive, despite the current government being the most-resourced in the history of the Fourth Republic, it has not been able to sustain the economy but rather gone to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

Copyright © 2020-GhanaFeed.Com-Ghana News, Breaking News, Original Reporting, News Analysis and Fearless Journalism.
GhanaFeed.Com is an independent news media providing original and unbiased online news reporting and news analysis. Our mission is to provide excellent fearless journalist. Through our team of trained journalists, we report on what you care about, break big stories that hold major institutions and political structures accountable for their actions, and expose injustices that change people's lives.