Founding President of IMANI AFRICA, Mr Franklin Cudjoe has advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to reduce the number of ministers in his government and to also stop “shady” deals like Kelni GVG and the Startimes contract, if indeed, as he admits times are hard.
H.E President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday admitted that the economy of Ghana is going through some trying times, as MyNewsGH.com reported.
He, however, dismissed concerns that these difficulties amount to a crisis; assuring his audience that the government is on top of the situation.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Community in New York, USA, Mr Akufo-Addo attributed the difficulties in the system to the “dramatic increase in crude oil prices” and the strengthening of the US dollar.
President Akufo-Addo admits that has led to “a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi” but was quick to add that the Bank of Ghana is fighting the depreciation.
“We have to approach the foreign exchange matter medium to long-term by expanding our supply base, that’s not a crisis…they’re difficulties the system would be able to accommodate…” the President said.
But Franklin Cudjoe is advising the President to consider making his actions reflect the hard times he concedes exist.
“We all fall on hard times and countries do as well. The President has been bold to admit that his stewardship so far has sailed us into stormy waters. So, what next? These low hanging options are available. 1. Reduce the size of government in terms of personnel and ministries 2. Control the perfidy and its collusive entrapments with financial plunder that has engulfed many public boards and their management. 3. Obviously, flee from shady contracts like KelniGVG and StarTimes. 4.Re-order all your promises and disown those we advise add nothing to the kitty- for instance the alarmingly dangerous and vault-robbing creation of new regions 5. Please reduce taxes on businesses. Let us chew on these few ones on your journey to redemption. IMANI will be with you on this journey and will keep guarding and guiding you. Good night.