John Dramani Mahama, Ghana’s former president, has pounced on the present leadership over the country’s dismal economic state.
Given the signs of an impending economic collapse, he doubts that the nation will be able to hold out until an IMF plan is implemented.
On Friday, former president Mahama spoke to the leadership of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) in his office, where he claimed that Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta had been hiding behind the country’s poor economic situation the whole time.
Because of this, Mr. Mahama has urged the administration to be open and to seek advice from the “best minds” among the good people of Ghana.
“The government should come clean and tell us, ‘What is the state of the economy?’ You must put everything on the table,” he said.
“That is why I called for a national dialogue. I said bring the best brains together. I have been president before, it served me well. I called the Senchi Forum, it didn’t reduce my stature as President.”
He warned that “it will be devastating for all of us” if prompt action is not done.
Ghana is now requesting a cushion of three billion dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to salvage the country’s faltering economy.
It is anticipated that the program will be completed by the end of 2022.