Akufo-Addo’s govt reckless spending is to blame for Ghana’s economic mess – Adongo

Isaac Adongo, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga Central has attributed Ghana’s current economic woes to irresponsible spending.

Isaac Adongo

He said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) is to blame for all that is happening to the economy.

Speaking on Accra-based Citi TV, the NDC lawmaker said the Akufo-Addo’s government ridiculous expenditure is the reason why Ghanaians are currently suffering.

“The levels of expenditure that we incurred were so huge that they were not informed by the problem that we were addressing.

He further alleged that the government has nearly quadrupled its expenditure in the last three years all in the name of COVID-19 relief services so it comes to him as a surprise that it is now roaming seeking for funds to execute its Agenda 111.


How on earth did we spend GH¢40 billion in one year and almost GH¢90 billion in two years, and now we are heading toward over GH¢140 billion expenditure, and we are still struggling to build Agenda 111?” he asked.

Mr. Adongo also lamented that most of the interventions the government said it had implemented during the pandemic to cushion Ghanaians only revealed how reckless it was without recourse to keeping financial records.

We were all over the streets throwing food. We should have had proper records of who deserves food and have delivered the food in a humane and hygienic manner to the people, and it would have been clear that we didn’t need all that money that we claimed we used to deliver food.

He also accused the government of loosely throwing money the way of its appointees in the name of cushioning Ghanaians during the pandemic.


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