National Communications Director of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC), Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has tagged the Akufo-Addo-led government as ‘nation wreckers’ after the President directed Finance Minister to go to International Monetary Fund(IMF) for a bailout following the challenges the economy is facing.
The Information Ministry led by Hon Kojo Oppong Nkrumah earlier today released a statement that President Akufo-Addo has ordered Ken Ofori-Atta to commence official engagement with the IMF.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry, this is to invite the Fund to support an economic programme put together by the government of Ghana.
“This follows a telephone conversation between the President and the IMF Managing Director, Miss Kristalina Georgievs, conveying Ghana’s decision to engage with the Fund,” the statement explained.
The statement signed by the Minister of Information, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah added the decision was taken at a meeting held on June 30, 2022.
“The engagement with the IMF will seek to provide balance of payment support as part of a broader effort to quicken Ghana’s build back in the face of challenges induced by the COVID-19 pandemic and, recently, the Russia Ukraine crises,” the statement concluded.