President Akufo-Addo has addressed the reasons behind his government's decision to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
He refuted claims that the bailout was a result of economic mismanagement, emphasizing that Ghana is not the only African country to seek IMF support, with 29 other African states, including Tunisia and Ivory Coast, having similar programs.
The President cited the inherited four-year power crisis ‘dumsor' and the COVID-19 pandemic as prevailing conditions that compelled his government to seek the IMF program, highlighting that his government had performed well before the pandemic.
He questioned whether all countries seeking bailouts can be considered as having mismanaged their economies, stating that it is unfair to label his administration as such.
President Akufo-Addo comments on Free SHS policy
President Akufo-Addo also discussed the Free SHS policy and took a swipe at former President Mahama for alleged inconsistencies in his stance on the program.
He pointed out that the former President has shifted his argument from wanting to cancel the program to now proposing its expansion to include private second-cycle schools, questioning Mahama's trustworthiness.
President Akufo-Addo confident about NPP's chances in 2024
Addressing a rally organized by the New Patriotic Party, President Akufo-Addo expressed confidence in the NPP's prospects in the 2024 elections, suggesting that the NDC would be daydreaming to think of winning power.
He stated that he is satisfied with the achievements of his government and highlighted that he has 19 months left to complete the work entrusted to him.
The President also emphasized the importance of a smooth transition within the NPP when his tenure comes to an end.
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