My household expenditure confirms the hardship Ghanaians are going through – Oppong Nkrumah

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Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah, who is the Minister of Information, has said that he understands how Ghanaians who say they are hungry feel.

He says he can understand their worries because his home is also affected by rising prices and the rising cost of living in general.

In an interview on the June 28 episode of Good Evening Ghana on Metro TV, the Minister said that his wife always complained about how prices kept going up and down, which made household costs change all the time.

“I know what you (hungry Ghanaians) mean because the cost of living has gone up in general. My wife always tells me that the same amount of money that could keep the house a month ago can’t keep the house anymore.

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“Because the prices of food, transportation, and many basic items have gone up, and that rise has also led to a rise in general prices. If general prices go up, then people raise the prices and fees for everything around us,” he said.

The Minister quickly added that the price increases were not unique to Ghana, and that the COVID-19 pandemic and, more recently, the Russia-Ukraine war, which disrupted global supply chains, were mainly to blame.

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He talked about inflation around the world and how low local governments’ incomes were. He said that even the US government had to make big changes to federal salaries.

He said that the government had warned in March that there would be three crises: a fuel crisis, a food crisis, and a financial crisis. Oppong-Nkrumah said that the government did something in March, and a look at what happened shows that the numbers don’t look good.

Recently, Ghana’s economy has been going down, and government officials have said that the country is going through hard times.

Many economists have also said that this is true because of the rate of inflation, the rise in fuel prices, and the general cost of living.

The government, on the other hand, says that the country’s problems are due to the damage done by Covid-19 and the war between Russia and Ukraine.

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