“No hardship in Ghana; those complaining are living above their means” – Northern Regional Minister

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Shani Alhassan Saibu who is the Northern Regional Minister asserted that there’s no hardship or whatsoever in Ghana under Akufo Addo’s administration.

Speaking in an interview with Sagani TV, the minister noted that the complaints of hardship in the country is only borne out of people living beyond their means and has nothing to do with the incompetence of gov’t.

“When I hear things are hard I don’t understand unless you tell me what the hard means,” he said while answering a question posed at him on why times are hard for the Ghanaian citizenry.

The host of the show sought to draw the MPs attention to a high cost in the standard of living, the minister, however, retorted with “really, are you sure? I don’t see that. What I see is that people are trying to adjust themselves to lives that they use not to live.”

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Contrary to what the journalist highlighted as the basis for the complaints of economic hardships, the Northern Regional Minister insisted that Ghanaians are eating properly, dressing properly and living in good homes and are living decent lifestyles under Akufo Addo.

According to him, it is a result of the quest for lifestyles beyond the means of the citizenry that has led to a strain on limited resources. He said “We are challenged by living decent lives.

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“Have you driven around town lately? Have you seen the dresses people wear, have you seen the houses people live in and the cars people drive? This shows that we are not in hard times. We are only challenged by wanting to do more than we have. So resources are scarce because people have very good use for their resources and people wish that they have more than what they have and that is why people think that there is hardship.”

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