President Akufo-Addo in some reassuring words to Ghanaians has said despite the recent challenges, the government has not lost touch with issues as he believes the government is solidly in control to address such challenges.
He indicated that despite the myriad of issues the country was bedevilled with including the economic situation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, energy crunch, depreciation of the cedi will soon be addressed by the government.
Also, he indicated that the remedy is to find Ghanaian solutions to Ghanaian problems.
The President gave this assurance while speaking in Cape Coast in his address to mark the 65th Independence Day anniversary.
“Over the last two years, we have seen the destruction of the global supply and financial system. It has opened up on the huge funding gap, and it is virtually in all countries. There is an erosion of the fiscal space and the widening of fiscal deficit and increase public debt levels. We are seeing rising crude prices, the rising cost of fuel, rising cost of items and the depreciation of the currency.”
“In as much as these are happening around, the government of Akufo-Addo has not thrown out its hands in despair. We are not looking for the easy way, we are determined to be more reliant and in the process find Ghanaian solutions to Ghanaian problems”, President Akufo-Addo promised.
Ghana’s 65th Independence Day Celebration parade, which was commemorated on Sunday, March 6, 2022, was under the theme: “Working together; Bouncing Back Better”.
President Akufo-Addo called on Ghanaians to trust his administration to turn around the worsening economic situation.
“I do not underestimate the challenges with which we are confronted, but I am strong with my conviction that we can overcome them. I know we are capable. I believe in the can-do spirit of the Ghanaian, the first people in sub-Saharan Africa to rid ourselves of the shackles of imperialism and colonialism. Ours is a bright future, and I am confident that our years in mother Ghana. Let us work together and bounce back together.”