Kwesi Pratt made this statement on 'Good Morning Africa' on Pan Africa television this morning, 20th January 2022, when he revealed that going to the World Bank and the IMF for a bailout has never helped this country.
According to Kwesi Pratt, in 1983, Ghana went to the World Bank and the IMF, and they told us to privatize our state enterprises. As a result, close to 400 factories constructed by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah's government have been destroyed.
Kwesi Pratt indicated that our recrossed to the IMF and the World Bank's prescription for neo-liberalism has brought us here.
"And now our politicians, unfortunately from both sides of the political divide says we should go back to the IMF. We should go back to the IMF for what? Haven't we been there before, and did it solved our problem, and if it didn't solve our problems why must we go back there?"
Kwesi Pratt stated that our leaders must begin to think because they've not been thinking for a long time. One of the major problems of this country is that our leaders stopped thinking a long time ago. They find thinking too difficult, so they won't try thinking.
"They've stopped thinking a lot time ago, and they come out with all kind of gibberish as slogans. As for slogans, we have not come short of slogans in this country, and every minute we produce another one."
Kwesi Pratt advised that we need to sit down, think through our problems and solve them. Kwesi Pratt said that he is very happy that various think tanks in this country are beginning to speak up.
"I'm so happy that somebody like Kwame Pianim, a very respected economist and a leading member of the NPP is brazing the odds and speaking out." He added.
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