MAVERICK MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT OF GHANA HON KENNEDY AGYAPONG HAS ADDED HIS VOICE TO HIS PARTY’S DECISTO SEEK IMF BAILOUT. THE ASSIN NORTH MP SAID THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN WILL CAUSE THEM THE 2024 GENERAL ELECTIONS
Hon Kennedy Agyapong still sticks to a statement he made months ago concerning the NPP government. The member of Parliament months ago said on Asaase Radio that the NPP government will never go to IMF because that will he a failure. “But if i hear some people argue that we should go to IMF. Any government that goes to IMF has failed and we haven’t failed”
He never changed his words as of today, July 1st 2022 on hearing that President Akufo-Addo has authorized Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta to “commence formal engagements with the International Monetary Fund to support an economic programme put together by the government of Ghana” a statement released by Ministry of Information, signed by Kojo Oppong
- President John Mahama, leader of NDC, Ghana’s biggest opposition party says 2024 elections will be a ‘do or die’ affair
Ken Ofori-Atta had earlier said Ghana was a “proud nation” and will never go to IMF.
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“Somebody texted me, telling not to say anything about IMF but I will say it. You know going to IMF is just like handing power to NDC without a contest. I chew my own words back when I said NDC went to IMF because of mismanagement of the government or the economy so if NPP is going to IMF what am I going to say?” He asked.
Kennedy Agyapong who is seeking to lead his party into the 2024 General elections argued, saying it will be very difficult to “break the 8”
“So breaking the 8 is going to be tough. You cannot use the face of those who took us to IMF to break the 8. I’m not scared of anybody in party, read my lips. I’m very sad today when I saw the publication that we’re going to IMF. You know that is what Mahama is praying for”
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Meanwhile, Ghana was last listed as highly indebted nation among other African nations: Read more Ghana, Ethiopia, Rwanda among world Bank’s 33 African HIPC countries