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Ghanaians Are Right; There Is Hunger, Hardship In The Country – Oppong-Nkrumah

Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister of Information said the concerns being raised by Ghanaians of hunger and hardship in the country are true.

According to him, he understands the concerns.

He noted that, he can relate to their concerns because his home is also impacted by especially price hikes and the hike in general cost of living.

Speaking in an interview on Metro TV, the Minister disclosed how his wife had continually lamented how domestic expenses kept changing because of price volatility.

“I understand what you (hungry Ghanaians) are talking about because the general cost of living has gone up. My wife tells me every time how the same amount of money that a month ago could keep the house can no longer keep the house..”

He averred that the hikes were not peculiar to Ghana and that it had largely been occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently by the Russia-Ukraine war and its disruption of global supply chains, talking about global inflation and the low revenue levels that local governments were experiencing.

Oppong-Nkrumah said, government had warned in March that three crises were to be expected – fuel, food and finance crisis.

Ghana’s economy has in recent times witnessed a downturn with government appointees admitting that the country was facing challenging times.

Many economists have also pointed to the rate of inflation, fuel price hikes, and general cost of living as the basis for the concerns.

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