President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that his government will use the International Monetary Fund (IMF) support to restore the economy to the position it occupied prior to the outbreak of the Covid pandemic.
Mr Akufo-Addo said this will be done before the 2024 general elections to enable the New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration to break the 8-year electoral cycle.
Speaking at the Gbewaa Palace in Yendi as part of a courtesy call on the on Ya-Naa Abukari II during three-day working visit to the Northern Region, Mr Akufo-Addo said “I wish to also thank the Yaa Naa for the support he has given my government in our negotiations with the International Monetary Fund, the traditional ruler who speaks about this with so much understanding and I appreciate that very much.
“Just as my government worked to bring the country out of the IMF programme that we inherited in 2017, to build a strong economy before the Covid and Russian invasion of Ukraine happened, again we are going to go through the IMF negotiations and bring the economy back to a strong place before 2024 elections.
“All of that is in order to place the NPP in a good place to carry out its pledge of breaking the 8 in 2024.”