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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Youth Wing led by its National Youth Organiser, Mr. Salam Mohammed Mustapha, has congratulated Hon Ken Ofori-Atta for his hard work leading to a successful securing of IMF deal for Ghana within a short period.

Mr. Salam Mohammed on behalf of the National Youth Wing made this disclosure when addressing the media to set the record straight on President Akufo-Addo and the NPP Government achievements as compared to that of the NDC.

The current world economy according to Mr. Salam, is in turmoil saying, every country is experiencing significant inflation, leading to an increase in the cost of living and its attendant difficulties.

“We have seen serious economic crises in Europe and even America for the first time in many years. In Africa, the story is similar to 29 African countries, currently before the IMF, negotiating for one program or the other. It is for these reasons that we believe that the attempts to put the blame of the economic difficulties on Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta are uncalled for with no plausible justifications. At best, the finance minister deserves commendations for working tirelessly to secure this deal for Ghana”.

He emphasized that, many of the countries negotiating for programs with the IMF have spent more than a year, some more than two years yet they are yet to be given approval by the FUND.

“Ken Ofori-Atta has used less than a year to get Ghana this deal, and that deserves applause, not a chastisement. We still remember how some opposition members of parliament, notably, Hon Clement Apaak and Hon Isaac Adongo, were ferocious in their claims that Ken Ofori-Atta had massaged figures and presented them to the IMF, and for that matter, there was no way the IMF would grant Ghana the US$3 Billion request. A major issue this was, but Ken Ofori-Atta weathered the storm because he did not massage any figures”.

He pointed out that, the Minority Leader, Hon Cassiel Ato-Forson on several platforms said that, Ghana was not going to be able to secure any deal with the IMF and that the earliest a semblance of a deal was going to be reached would be at the end of July or middle of August this year.
“Ladies and Gentlemen, are we in July or August? No! We are in May and have secured the deal, just as Ken Ofori-Atta predicted”.

The Youth Wing Mr. Salam Mohammed pledged, stands solidary behind the Minister for Finance, Hon. Ken Ofori-Atta.

“We say ayekòo for the hard work you have put in to ensure Ghana bounces back on its feet. Before Covid-19 struck, this same economy under the same man was celebrated as the fastest growing economy in the world. If through no fault of his but the fury of Mother Nature kum a major war in Eastern Europe, there is a down turn. We believe sincerely, his portion is not opprobrium and unjustified vilification. Rather, he needs encouragement to get it right and bring us all reprieve”.


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