I wish Akufo-Addo well in trying to rescue Ghana from suffering – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has sent well wishes to his successor, President Nana Akufo-Addo, in his quest to revive the country’s economy.

I wish Akufo-Addo well in trying to rescue Ghana from suffering – Mahama

In a Facebook post on May 1, 2021, to mark Workers Day, Mahama highlighted the unbearable living conditions of Ghanaians in recent times.

He, therefore, urged the government to step up its efforts to rescue the economy and alleviate Ghanaians from suffering.

“On this May Day 2021, with hardship set to worsen, I call on His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo to stretch a hand of cooperation to all Ghanaians, able to play a role in rescuing our dear nation from the abyss it is falling,” Mahama wrote.

“On this occasion of May Day, as I salute the suffering workers of Ghana and all Ghanaians, let me also take the opportunity to wish the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, well and urge him to take the measures needed to bring relief to suffering Ghanaians.”

This follows the introduction of some new taxes, which has further made the cost of living in Ghana high.

There has also been an increase in fuel prices, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices as well as a water crisis in some parts of the country.

A section of Ghanaians are also currently bearing the brunt of a power crisis, locally referred to as ‘Dumsor’.

Meanwhile, call and data charges have also been increased due to the increase in the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL).

Read Mahama’s full post below:

Today is May Day, Workers Day.

Unfortunately, in Ghana, we are going through unbearable hardship and suffering from an ever-increasing cost of living.

Incidentally, an increase in existing taxes & introduction of new ones, and which take effect from today, May Day, is leading to steep rises in the prices of fuel, food & every basic item.

This will worsen the plight of citizens even further. This is in addition to power outages and shortage of water in many homes, cities and municipalities.

On this May Day 2021, with hardship set to worsen, I call on His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo to stretch a hand of cooperation to all Ghanaians, able to play a role in rescuing our dear nation from the abyss it is falling.

On this occasion of May Day, as I salute the suffering workers of Ghana and all Ghanaians, let me also take the opportunity to wish the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, well and urge him to take the measures needed to bring relief to suffering Ghanaians.

In addition, I encourage the President and his close associates to seize the occasion to create an atmosphere that is more tolerant of criticism and devoid of intimidation in order for the media, CSOs and individuals to freely express themselves and contribute to national discourse.

We in the NDC stand ready to play our part in offering constructive suggestions that will bring Ghana back onto a path of growth and prosperity.

Fraternal Greetings on this May Day!

God bless our Homeland Ghana!

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