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Mahama speaks on Ghana’s economy

The former president John Mahama will today (30 June) speak on the state of Ghana’s economy at the launch of the Think Ghana Progress in Accra.

The theme of the event is “Ghana’s debt burden: reflections and solutions.”

Ghana’s public debt hit GHC391.9 in March, the summary of economic and financial data by the Bank of Ghana revealed.

“I will be sharing my latest views on the state of the Ghanaian economy, as a follow up to my ‘Ghana at a Crossroads’ presentation at the inaugural lecture,” Mahama posted on Facebook.

The former Finance Minister Seth Terkper is also expected to speak at the forum at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA).

It’s crazy to blame hunger in Africa on Russia-Ukraine war

Africa cannot blame the current Russia-Ukraine war as the cause of hunger on the continent, Ghana’s former president John Mahama has said.

Mahama’s comment comes after the World Bank said the world is facing a “human catastrophe” from a food crisis arising from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“When they say there is a Russia-Ukraine war that is going to create hunger in Africa, it’s crazy. With the kind of land, water and sunlight we have here, why would the Ukraine war be a problem for us,” Mahama told Uganda-based NBS Television.

“Every country and every continent must take advantage in respect of what it’s comparatively good at.
We must leverage our comparative advantage. We have sunlight, water, arable lands, and natural resources. That’s what God blessed us with,” he told host Samson Kasumba.

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