Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, the information minister, has observed that Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president, has not placed anyone else in a terrible financial situation.
His remarks were in response to Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa’s assertion that the president ought to have apologised for placing burdens on Ghanaians in his most recent address.
On November 1, Oppong Nkrumah objected and disputed the North Tongu MP’s assertion in a Peace FM interview.
“To begin with, it is untrue. People have not been forced into economic hardship by Akufo-Addo. I’m not sure the president and his spokesperson will agree with you if you suggest the president should apologise for the pain he has put you through,” he remarked.
However, he made it clear that he didn’t want to get involved in partisan politics, especially given the current status of the economy.
By saying, “In recent years, individuals have given a lot of ideas, therefore we will add it to the thoughts that have come forth,” Oppong Nkrumah further acknowledged Okudzeto’s comments.
On October 30, 2022, the president gave a speech outlining the steps the nation is taking to resolve the current economic crisis.
Hundreds of Ghanaians have taken to the streets of Accra to call for his resignation just a week after his speech.