Award-winning actress and activist Yvonne Nelson has taken to Twitter to rant about hardship in Ghana.
The actress known for speaking her mind on a myriad of issues took to Twitter to post that times are hard for a lot of Ghanaians and things are going bad.
She wrote: “Things are hard in this country!!!! It’s that bad!!!!!!”
This solicited generally affirmative reactions from her followers who shared their own evidence of the hardship they are confronted with in their lives while others tried to motivate her.
This follows after a popular leader of the Shatta Movement, Shatta Wale also called on the President and the government to do all within their means to solve the hardship in the system. He also said there is a lot of suffering.
Again, outspoken academic Ransford Gyampo called on the Akufo-Addo government to fix the hardships facing Ghanaians and stop the “mediocre” exercise of comparing their performance to the erstwhile John Mahama administration.
According to him, the government may not be fully able to appreciate the challenges Ghanaians are going through because it’s supporters are not speaking up or have become sycophantic.
In a Facebook post, Prof. Gyampo noted “When people are suffering, you don’t tell them you are better managers than the NDC. Comparing your performance to a regime that suffered such a monumental defeat is a tacit admission of failure and mediocrity. Please communicate a better explanation because you are reputed to be the most competent person in pontificating about issues relating to the economy.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has admitted the economy of Ghana is going through some trying times.
He has, however, dismissed concerns that these difficulties amount to a crisis; assuring his audience that the government is on top of the situation.
Speaking to 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.
President Akufo-Addo admits that has led to “a significant and rapid depreciation of the cedi” but was quick to add that the Bank of Ghana is fighting the depreciation.
“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…” the President said.
He added that his government will work to find a cure to the situation and future ones.
“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.