Dr John Kwakye, the director of research at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), wants the government to come out with a proposal that will protect the vulnerable and flagship programmes ahead of its negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Kwakye’s call comes ahead of the government’s meeting with the IMF team in Ghana to kick-start negotiation for a possible bailout.
“I expect the government to go with a strong proposal that will protect the vulnerable groups in Ghana and the government’s flagship programme,” Kwakye said on The Asaase Breakfast Show on Tuesday ( 5 July).
“It is true that we are going with our own programme but what will be taken to the IMF may need to be negotiated and some tweaks or concessions may be made.”
He added, “The IMF always has a shadow policy for every country, thus, when a government presents their policy to them then they marry them to each other.”