In the midst of continuing economic strife, Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo is encouraging his countrymen to look for the bright side of the situation.
According to him, the repercussions of the crisis could have been much more severe, taking into consideration the events that occurred in other places.
Ghana is currently pleading for financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in the face of worsening economic conditions, an increasing cost of living, and a cedi that is continuing to lose value.
According to him, other nations that have been through a situation comparable to theirs have experienced chronic shortages, resulting in winding lines at gas stations.
“Perhaps we ought to also count our blessings and evaluate how together we are coping with the challenges that we face. The images have circulated all over the world, and we have all seen them.
At this time, there are no lines for fuel anywhere in Ghana. According to what he stated on Monday, “we have not suffered shortages in food and essential items or the catastrophe of Dumsor.”
These remarks were made by him during the celebration of the 66th anniversary of the country’s independence, which was held in Adaklu in the Volta Region.
During his address to the gathering, President Akufo-Addo conveyed to the audience the determination of his administration to find solutions to the problem.
He continued by saying, “We are working hard to resolve them.”
In an effort to get a bailout of $3 billion from the IMF, Ghana has successfully negotiated a staff-level agreement with the organization.
On March 6, 1957, Ghana broke free from British colonial rule and became an independent nation.
Emancipation was achieved after a long and difficult journey, during which many people on both sides of the conflict gave their lives for the cause.
As a consequence of this, the sixth of March is observed annually in Ghana as a day to commemorate the nation’s independence and evaluate the development of the nation.
The phrase “Our Unity, Our Strength, Our Purpose” will serve as the guiding principle for this year’s festivities.