President Nana Akufo-Addo
THOSE WHO fear that the government’s decision to seek financial support from the IMF will lead to dire consequences for the state would have to revise their notes.
President Nana Akufo-Addo has stated categorically that his administration will negotiate a better deal, which will lead to a robust economy in a short time.
“We will negotiate a good deal”, the president has announced, stressing that the economy would surely bounce back stronger than ever when the IMF programme ends.
Speaking at the 2022 NPP Annual National Delegates Conference at the Accra Sports Stadium today (Saturday), he said external shocks have forced the country to IMF.
According to him, the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, which has had harmful effects on most of the economies in the world, mainly pushed the country to the IMF.
However, the president has assured that his administration would continue to work tirelessly to revive the economy and bring positive change into the lives of the people.
“We came into office to inherit a derailed IMF programme from the NDC and, as noted of NPP administrations, we managed to take the country out of it through good policies.
“We are back at the IMF now due to factors like the Covid-19 pandemic and other external factors, but we shall again work to take the country out of it”, the president has assured.
Recounting history, he said the NPP has ways delivered the country from troubles in the past therefore the current problem facing the country would also be dealt with.
“During the ex-President Kufour’s era, the NPP took Ghana out of HIPC, we also took the country out of the derailed IMF programme of the NDC and we shall do it again”, he assured.
Sounding confident, the president said “we have done it before and we shall do it again”, urging the NPP members to work and retain the party in power in 2024 to sustain its good works.
“We shall break the Eight in 2024”, he said adding that the NPP is the only political party which can ensure good governance, rule of law and prosperity for the country.
By I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr