Actor Prince David Osei says he will mobilise a non-partisan youth protest against President Akufo-Addo if the current economic challenges do not improve by December.
According to him, the current state of the economy requires urgent actions to salvage the situation.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the TV personality said even though the youth are investing their maximum efforts, they are still finding it difficult to make ends meet.
Given the situation, the actor expressed his disappointment in the current regime and warned that he will be part of a demonstration if the economic situation does not change for the better.
“I decided to give you and your government the benefit of the doubt, I reckon was wrong! The Youth of this nation are not smiling, it pours, but we are still sweating.
“If things don’t change by December, we will mobilise 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”, portions of the statement said.
In noting his reservations, he further raised concerns about the failure of the President and his appointees to lessen the plight of Ghanaians.
“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 crisis and hardship. Yes we know! But looks like you and your ministers are determined to inflict untoward hardship to the citizenry”, he noted.
“God bless our motherland. We want to see improvement in our livelihoods.. If you have to sack some people do it without fear or favor because your legacy is on the line Sir!!”, the post concluded.
The sentiments by the award-winning actor come at a time when scores of Ghanaians are lamenting the hardship in the country.
The hardship, according to many has been fueled by the continuous depreciation of the Cedi, in comparison with other major trading currencies, especially the US dollar.
This has subsequently affected the rate of inflation in the country, with attendant increments in goods and services including hikes in fuel prices.
Many stakeholders have therefore expressed their worry and called on government to take more urgent steps to address the situation.
Government has however assured citizens of its willingness to mitigate the hardship through pragmatic economic measures.
This includes an ongoing talk between the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), currently underway in New York.
Meanwhile, some social media users have criticised Prince David Osei for his role in the current state of affairs.
According to his critics, he actively campaigned for Nana Akufo-Addo to become President and therefore he is also to be blamed for the dire state of affairs.