Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ghana: Protesters demand president resigns amid economic hardships

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Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey
Elvis Adjetey is an experienced African journalist who has worked with top media brands in Ghana where he is based.

Ghanaian protesters on Saturday demanded that their president Nana Akufo-Addo resigns amid a worsening economic crisis.

Thousands of them marched through Ghana’s capital Accra expressing displeasure at the state of governance and economic hardships.

The protest led by a private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu is the latest of agitations coming from Ghanaian amid the current economic crisis.

“We are dying; citizens are dying; citizens can’t afford food; citizens are starving all because of malgovernance by President Akufo-Addo.

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It never happened that you have a president in office and every time that the country borrows, the president’s family becomes richer; how?” Kpebu told the reporters.

“This can’t continue. We can’t borrow all the time and have Databank becoming richer all the time. Citizens have a duty as stated in Article 41 [of the Constitution] to ask the president to resign and this is not the first time that a president of Ghana is going to resign,” the lead protester added.

Ghana is facing its worst economic crisis in a generation. The cedi currency is in its worst state in 15 years, falling nearly 20% against the dollar, and consumer inflation is hovering at a 21-year high of 37.2%.

The country is yet to secure a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to revive the economy.

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