THE admission by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that times are hard in the country is indeed a hard and painful truth for especially his government, looking at how we do our politics.
THE President in an address to the Ghanaian community in New York, USA, last Monday made reference to the depreciation of the cedi and conceded that things were difficult in Ghana. However, he quickly added that his government was working to resolve the economic hardships.
“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.
IN the view of Today what the President has done demonstrates a mark of a good leader: one who admits when things are not going the way they should.
IT is rare for sitting presidents on the African continent to boldly concede that things are difficult for their people. This way of politicking is rare in Africa to which Ghana is no exception.
IN the wake of the current economic challenges confronting the country, Today agrees with the President of IMANI, Franklin Cudjoe, that the central government takes remedial measures to exacerbate the situation.
AMONGST the measures enumerated by IMANI include the Akufo-Addo administration cutting down the size of its ministers and also shelving the creation of additional regions.
IN addition, we want to use this medium to advise the President against being in a hurry to implement his campaign promises in these trying moments.
WE believe these are times that the central government must employ prudent measures to manage the situation.
AND that involves postponing campaign projects earmarked for this year to next year—2019.