Ernest Owusu Bempah, Communications Director of the Ghana Gas Company Limited has lashed out at Ghanaians claiming there is hardship under the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) Administration, as it has become impossible for them to steal under Akufo-Addo for which reason they are facing hard times. In his view, only thieves are those complaining about hardship because all the avenues from which they used to steal the country’s resources under the erstwhile John Mahama administration to live luxurious lifestyles have been blocked. In a video circulating on social media, Ernest Owusu Bempah is heard saying “the government of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is working, it will take only thieves to complain. Anybody who is complaining was stealing free money and engaged in dubious acts and such loopholes have been blocked by Akufo-Addo. Free SHS has come and parents are no longer paying fees which has never happened and Ghanaians are complaining I am surprised”. According to him, the country has a big problem if Ghanaians are complaining of hard times under the current administration.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday admitted the country is in difficult times but not in crises as his political opponents seek to suggest. Addressing the Ghanaian Community in New York, USA, Mr Akufo-Addo attributed the difficulties in the system to the “dramatic increase in crude oil prices” and the strengthening of the US dollar. He blamed a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi for the difficulty adding that the Bank of Ghana is working round the clock to change the situation in order to inure to the benefit of the citizenry “We have to approach the foreign exchange matter medium to long-term by expanding our supply base, that’s not a crisis…they’re difficulties the system would be able to accommodate… It’s a difficult situation, but a difficult situation also require some amount of fortitude and firm action and that’s what we are trying to do at home,” he said. Source: