Amidst the economic impact of the global pandemic COVID-19, Ghanaians have been crying over how developed countries are still feeding their citizens whilst the Ghanaian government continues blame COVID-19. Ghanaians think it’s failure on the part of government that has lead to the current unemployment and inflation rates. They think the coronavirus did nothing but just exposed how weak the economy is.
However, the ruling party, New Patriotic Party sees it as the works of the largest opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC). They hold the view that the government has been performing and all these reported hardships are noises from the NDC just to tarnish the image of the government despite the NDC’s abysmal performance in government.
Hon. Kennedy Osei Nyanko, Member of Parliament for Akim Swedru and NPP member, in replying commenting on a facebook post by Afia Pokua of Despite media, said Ghanaians think developed countries live a rosy life.
“They sit in Ghana and think things are rosy in the developed countries. Covid is bad and has destroyed everything. I don’t wish for it at all if this is how things are going to go”,he replied.
According to the member of parliament,he has a family at the United States and was shocked how price of goods has fluctuated when he recently visited his family.
“Afia you don’t need to respond to some of this things. My family is here and I was shocked to see how things have skyrocketed when I got here 2 weeks ago. Things that we used to buy it for $1.99 at Walmart, BJ’s and Costco are now costing $5 – $7” he clarified.
The post by Afia Pokua which was about the recent CNN report that shows about 69% of Americans sees things going bad now. The post, according most people who commented,was to compare the US situation to Ghana to defend the the government’s “poor” performance.
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