Director of Communication for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Yaw Buaben Asamoa has reiterated that government cannot be blamed wholly for the increasing cost of living in the country.
According to him, the plight of citizens have worsened due to the high cost of imported products.
Speaking on Joy FM‘s Midday News, on Friday, he said: “Increasing cost of living is not just the government’s doing. We are actually importing the cost of living from abroad. We are a very import dependent economy. Most of the things we use in this country are imported.
Container charges have become extremely expensive. So all the things we are dependent on and importing are very expensive. So we are literally importing international price rise and inflation into the country.”
He revealed that government has recently admitted the unfavorable conditions Ghanaians are facing and is working to rectify the challenges.