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Ukraine –Russia War Affecting Ghana Economy – Kusi Boafo

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Public Sector Reforms, Thomas Kusi Boafo, has explained that the ongoing war between Ukraine and Russia is directly affecting Ghana.

According to him, “The increase in commodity prices has been exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Russia and Ukraine together account for 30 percent of the global wheat export.

The longer the conflict the greater will be the disruptions to the global food supply. The country is also likely to slow global growth’’.

He further stressed that the effect of the war and the pandemic on Ghana’s economy has been massive but the opposition NDC has decided to it as a propaganda tool against the NPP government.

“Covid-19 and Russia-Ukraine war has given some people what to draft in their manifesto”, Kusi Boafo told Accra-based Wontumi Radio.

Mr. Boafo noted that “despite the ravaging effect of the virus and war, the government has been able to work diligently to ensure the economy bounces back. This is a clear indication that the ruling government has been able to live up to expectation,” he said. Quizzing that the question is ”what would they (NDC) have done if this had happened during their era?”.

Mr. Kusi Boafo added that ”as of yesterday, the government had released a whopping amount of 150Million cedis to pay the school feeding secretariat to ensure our school children are fed. For the first time, some constituencies are seeing an asphalt road courtesy the Akufo-Addo led administration. But some people are painting a black image about the government. Some countries have not paid their public sector workers salaries for the past three months. Meanwhile, the narrative is different here in Ghana; there’s not even a single outstanding salary to be paid”.

“In any case, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) should be ruling forever if not that we should sustain our democracy, because we cannot hand over our economy to lazy people. We are living in very difficult times but the government is working around the clock to ensure Ghanaians do not bear the effect of Covid-19 and the war”, he noted. 

He opined that the NDC do not have a manifesto nor is there any policy direction of the party. But the NPP have men to deliver and draft a better manifesto therefore Ghanaians should be vigilant. 

He further said he recognizes that the country is going through some challenges at the moment, adding that “The economy is what we feel in our pockets. I acknowledge that we are going through difficult times, this is the reality. Our economy is experiencing rising prices of fuel and virtually all commodities. Prices are on the rise.”

Source: Richard Obeng Bediako/Kingdomfmonline.com

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