GHANA WORKING HARD TO EXIT IMF BAILOUT PROGRAMME, SAYS PRESIDENT

KUMASI, GHANA– The government of Ghana is working hard to build a strong and resilient economy to avoid returning to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for financial bailout after it exits of the current IMF credit programme at the end of the year, says President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The government is doing everything possible to successfully wean the country off the IMF and run the economy independently of the Bretton-Woods institutions (IMF and the World Bank), he said at a thanksgiving mass at St. Peter’s Cathedral in Kumasi held in his honour Sunday as part of his five-day tour of Ashanti Region (Province), about 250 kilometres northwest of Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The President is in the region to launch various projects, inspect on-going ones and engage the people to know their needs to aid government in its development agenda. He said he owed Ghanaians a duty to learn at first hand their problems and had resolved to visit all the ten regions each year.

He noted that government was pursuing policies which would guarantee inclusive and coherent society for a peaceful and stable country and called on everybody including the church to play their roles to build a prosperous and peaceful nation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

   

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