‘Mr President why are you sleeping on Ghanaians… we deserve better – Prince David Osei tells Akufo-Addo

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Actor Prince David Osei has called on President Akufo-Addo to institute measures to rescue Ghana’s economy.

In a post on Instagram, the actor told the President that even though there is a global crisis the situation in Ghana smacks of negligence.

He stated that President Akufo-Addo and his ministers are only looking on as citizens struggle to make a living for themselves day in and day out.

“Mr President! With all due respect Mr President, why are you sleeping on Ghanaians…This is not acceptable Mr President. We deserve better, we know there are global crises and hardships. Yes, we know!”

He added that “but looks like you and your ministers are determined to inflict untoward hardship on the citizenry. I decided to give you and your government the benefit of the doubt, I reckon I was wrong!”

Prince David Osei said that people are only looking for an improvement in the county and their lives and if dismissing incompetent people is the way to achieve that he should do so.

The actor threatened to mobilise the youth in December 2022 irrespective of their party affirmations and demonstrate against the government.

“The Youth of this nation are not smiling, it pours, but we are still sweating.. If things don’t change by December, we will mobilize the youth of this country and hit the street irrespective of party affiliations, whether NPP, NDC, CQQ, PNC whatever, doesn’t matter now, we are all in this together…God bless our motherland 🇬🇭 We want to see improvement in our livelihoods,” he added.

For his post, the actor shared screenshots of some news items explaining the current state of Ghana’s economy.

One of such included Ghana being ranked 1st by the World Bank with the highest food prices in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2022.

According to the Bretton Wood institution’s October 2022 Africa Pulse Report, food prices have since January 1, 2022, gone up by 122%.

Food inflation in Ghana has been high, recording year-on-year inflation of 34.4% in August 2022, the Ghana Statistical Service disclosed.

On a month-on-month basis, inflation was even higher.

The drivers of food inflation in Ghana are Oils and Fats (67%); Fish and Other Seafood (42.9%); Water (42%); Cereal products (40%); Milk, Diary Products and Eggs (39.7%), Fruits and Vegetable Juices (37.7%) and Live Animals and Meat (34.5%). All of the items recorded inflation rates higher than the national average of 33.9%.

Also, the dollar has hit the ¢11 to $1 mark as some forex bureaus in parts of Accra are selling a dollar at an average of ¢11.2 on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Checks by Joy Business indicate that the demand for the dollar keeps surging, as there are very few dollars in circulation.



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