The Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper who doubles as the General Secretary for the Socialist Movement of Ghana, Mr. Kwesi Pratt has said that he is surprised about an advice a renowned member of Parliament on the ticket of the opposition National Democratic Congress gave to the government. He has said that he least expected such words from people who are believed to be the alternatives to the government.
According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, it is very discouraging and disappointing to hear an NDC member of Parliament exhort the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank for loan support to solve the economic crunch the government has put the country in. He believes that, it is the worst statement he has ever noted from a lawmaker who is believed to be the critic and alternative strategist to the government.
Mr. Kwesi Pratt made this disclosure earlier today, January 20, 2022 in an interview on Pan African TV's Good Morning Africa show hosted by Kwame Owusu Danso when asked to give his remarks on the state of the Ghanaian economy. Mr. Kwesi Pratt expressed gross disappointment in the comments and recommendations from some policy experts and political leaders over the performance of the country's economy.
According to Mr. Kwesi Pratt, Ghana has had a poor story in terms of support from both the International Monetary Fund and the Wolrd Bank. Recalling the harshest conditions imposed on Ghanaians after the country borrowed from World Bank in 1983, he asserted that such decision to revisit the IMF should be the last decision by the government.
Speaking further, Mr. Kwesi Pratt admonished all members of Parliament especially lawmakers from the camp of the opposition NDC to provide an alternative strategic and feasible solutions to the problems of the country. He believes the essence of the Minority is to criticise government and provide good alternatives, rather than engaging in propaganda and cheap politics.
He said, "Last time I heard one NDC MP made a comment on Tv that government should simply go to the IMF and World Bank. Look at where this statement is coming from, an NDC MP. How easy is it to go there? I am sp worried that an NDC MP gave such advise to President Akuffo-Addo."
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