Deputy Majority chief whip and a member of the Finance Committee Matthew Nyindam told the media that the government is putting measures in place to stabilise the local currency.
This is assurance coming from the Majority in Parliament.
Analysts say that this is mainly due to global pressures as investors continued to exit emerging-market assets.
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The currency which has weakened since the start of May got to 4.8250 to the dollar on Tuesday.
Cumulatively, the local unit depreciated 5.3 percent in the first six months, compared to 3.3 percent in the first half of last year.
During the campaign season ahead of the 2016 general elections, then running mate of Nana Akufo-Addo criticised the incumbent government for its poor handling of the economy.
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the time incessantly criticised former President John Mahama for appearing clueless in halting that depreciation of the cedi.
However, deputy Majority chief whip and a member of the Finance Committee Matthew Nyindam told the media that the government is putting measures in place to stabilise the local currency.
“We will arrest the cedi. You think we want to joke? We are going to arrest the cedi.”
He also noted that comparing the current exchange rate to last year’s “it is far better than what we are seeing a month ago because it started very fast and it is not good news.”