Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, a prospective National Democratic Congress (NDC) general secretary candidate, asserts that the Akufo-Addo administration began destabilizing the economy long before the crisis between Russia and Ukraine and the Covidia erupted.
Recently, President Akufo-Addo discussed the negative impact the coronavirus pandemic had on the economies of Africa, particularly Ghana.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine occurred as Ghana and other African nations were attempting to escape the pandemic, adding to the difficulty, according to Ghana’s president, who spoke to the world at the 77th Session of the UN General on September 21.
A portion of Nana Akufo Addo’s speech reads;
“As we grappled with these economic challenges, Russia invasion of Ukraine burst upon us, aggravating an already difficult situation.
“It is not just the dismay that we feel at seeing such deliberate devastation of cities and towns in Europe in the year 2022, we are feeling this war directly in our lives in Africa.
“Every bullet, every bomb, every shell that hits a target in Ukraine, hit our pockets and our economies in Africa.”
However, holding a contrary view, Afriyie-Ankrahwhen he had an interview with Johnnie Hughes on TV3 stressed that the economy was in tatters before the war. “The credit rating agencies started warning before Russia Ukraine,”