Ghanaians mob IMF on Facebook to campaign against Akufo-Addo’s bailout request

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Hundreds of aggrieved Ghanaians have taken to the Facebook page of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to campaign against any financial support for the country.

In a series of comments monitored by Myjoyonline.com, the aggrieved nationals made suggestions to the effect that President Akufo-Addo and his team have mismanaged the country’s resources, and therefore undeserving of any assistance.

Ghanaians mob IMF on Facebook to campaign against Akufo-Addo's bailout request

“Have you been approached by Ken Ofori Atta? The finance minister of Omofia (Ghana). He will come and do his face mobomobo but Odisha doesn’t mind him. When he comes, tell him to go for MTN Quick loan wai”, one of the aggrieved persons wrote.

Ghanaians mob IMF on Facebook to campaign against Akufo-Addo's bailout request

Others who also expressed their sentiments argued that the current state of Ghana’s economy is a case of bad leadership, and therefore no monetary injection can make the situation any better.

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The viral comments by the livid Ghanaians add to the widespread public outrage concerning the government’s decision to resort to the IMF for help.

Ghanaians mob IMF on Facebook to campaign against Akufo-Addo's bailout request

One of the critics is a political science lecturer at the University of Ghana who has warned that the country will be ‘ungovernable’ if the government accepts any IMF conditionality that freezes wage increment.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Prof Ransford Gyampo stated that labor unions would be opposed to any policy, that does not guarantee an upward review of their wages next year.

The UTAG Secretary stated that he is yet to fully communicate his thoughts on the government’s decision to seek support from the IMF, as against previous indications that it would not resort to the Fund.

“Will write my thoughts about this IMF U-Turn later. But I warn that labor won’t tolerate any IMF conditionality that freezes wage increment next year. Government must keep its promise, regardless. Else Ghana will be ungovernable”, he stated.

Speaking to Myjoyonline.com on the back of his Facebook post, he explained that, if the government fails to heed the calls for increments from labor unions, it may lead to strike actions which may affect the smooth governance of the country.

In his clarifications, he further expressed worry over the government’s haste in shifting away from the prospects of the E-levy and moving to the IMF.

Meanwhile, Agric Minister, Dr. Afriyie Akoto has assureus d that Ghanaians will soon applaud the NPP for its latest decision.

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