It cannot be accurate that Ghana’s economy was doing well before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Sammy Gyamfi has said.
He intimated that prior to the pandemic, the economy was showing signs of weakness.
His comments come on the heels of the point made by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Ghana’s economy was doing well prior to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war when he delivered the state of the nation address (SONA) on Wednesday, March 8.
The president said that the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) even recognized the fact that Ghana’s economy was performing prior to the pandemic.
He said, “I have said, and the Managing Director of the IMF has also said, our economy was doing well until covid 19, and Russia Ukraine war.”
But speaking on the Big Issue on TV3 Wednesday, March 22, Sammy Gyamfi said “These are people who are allergic to the truth. Before Covid, the government was already spending recklessly.
“Before Covid what did the government have to show for the borrowing? Before covid, the economy was nothing t wrote home about.”
He further attributed Ghana’s problems to wastage and corruption by the government.