Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, Upper West Regional Minister

Head of the Upper West Regional Security Council and Regional Minister, Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih, has acceded to the economic turmoil being experienced by Ghanaians that has thrown the management of the economy out of gear.

According to him, it would be a fallacy on the part of anybody to claim that all is well with the economy given the circumstances Ghanaians have found themselves in.

He said this is evidenced in the declaration by the President in his Sunday, October 30, address of the nation to the effect that the country was indeed in crisis.

He made these pronouncements in an interview with Info Radio’s Gabriel Mwini Monday morning, October 31, 2022.

The Regional Minister while rubbishing the incompetence tag being labelled against the government’s economic management team averred that the government was working around the clock to stem the tide in order to bring respite to the citizenry.

According to him, despite the negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government was still able to post a 5.4% GDP growth last year, only for the Russia-Ukrain war to also rear its head.

Dr. Hafiz claimed the outbreak of the war made it impossible for the government to import fertilizers for farmers in the country which consequently has a negative bearing on livelihoods.

He said the war was also negatively affecting countries in the developed world where some of the countries were even struggling to procure fuel for their citizens.

He therefore urged the citizenry to bear with the government as it manoeuvres its way out of the difficult economic crunch.

The appearance of the Regional Minister and the Daffiema-Isa-Bussie DCE on local radio stations on Monday, appear to be in line with the recent directive by President Akufo-Addo to his appointees to avail themselves to the media in communicating the policies and works of his government.

Source: Sungmaale FM

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