BBC broadcast journalist Peter Okwoche has pointed out to President Nana Akufo-Addo that the Ghanaian economy has become terrible under his reign.
The journalist boldly asked the President tough questions affecting the general wellbeing of the people which most of the ‘arm chair’ local media may never discuss on the airwaves.
Okwoche interview also revealed deep cracks in the foundation of the Ghanaian economy which needs to be systematically addressed by the Akufo-Addo government.
‘Let us just be honest, the Ghanaian economy is doing just terribly. Inflation in your country is 15.1 percent. The Ghanaian cedi has fallen 20 percent on the dollar’, Mr Okwoche stated in an exclusive interview with President Akufo-Addo on the Focus on Africa programme aired on Monday, April 4,2022.
He told Peter Okwoche ‘I don’t know the economy in the world that is doing well.
‘The Cedi has begun to firm up. The world is going through a difficult [situation], Ghana is no exception, and Nigeria is no exception. There is no country in the world that is escaping the ravages of COVID-19 and also the impact of the [Russia-Ukraine conflict]’.
He added that ‘In Ghana, the recovery programme that we have is considered very credible and it is what is going to give us the opportunity to come out of this period stronger, it is that future we are looking at’.
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