‘Common sense is finally prevailing’ – Sam George on decision to go to IMF

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The lawmaker for the people of Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, has described as a good move, the government’s decision to go to the IMF for support.

According to him, the country’s economy has not been in shape for quite some periods.

The Akufo-Addo led government at the beginning of the year turned down many suggestions to seek financial support from the IMF, despite the adverse effects of Covid-19 on the economy.

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They affirmed that implementing the much talked about Electronic Transfer Levy (e-levy) was an alternative to be exploited to solve the economic problems.

However, on Friday July 1, 2022, President Akufo-Addo directed the Finance Minister to begin official engagements with the International Monetary Fund.

It follows a conversation between the IMF boss, Kristalina Georgieva and President Akufo-Addo, conveying the government’s decision to engage the Fund.

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But, for the outspoken politician, “common sense” has finally taken its course within the leadership of the ruling administration.

“We are officially going back to the IMF for a program. Finally, common sense is prevailing,” Sam George tweeted.

Similarly, the Communication Director of the opposition NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has described Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as “dishonest” leaders.

Sammy Gyamfi

In his view, the law of karma has disgraced the two leaders based on their promises.

“Posterity has a nice way of disgracing dishonest leaders. @NAkufoAddo and @MBawumia have been trapped by their own words. What a shame,” he added.


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