Stop blaming Russia and Ukraine war on your economic crisis — Ghana gov't told

The Russian Embassy in Ghana has charged the government of Ghana to be truthful to Ghanaians about the true state of the economy.

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

According to the Embassy, the government must desist from blaming its economic crisis on Russia's attack on Ukraine.

This comes after Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and government appointees attributed the hardships to the current conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

Dr. Bawumia, addressing the nation on the economic challenges at Kasoa in the Central Region said the hardships are the cause of the Russia and Ukraine war.

But, the Russian Embassy in Accra disagreed with the government of Ghana.


In a series of tweets, the Embassy said Ghana’s economic challenges started before the conflict in Ukraine.

"The Embassy took notice of the increased number of news articles somehow or other accusing Russia of all negative trends in agricultural markets, gloomy prospects in terms of access of food, and huge losses of farmers.

"However, the truth is different," it said.


"The Embassy wishes to shed some light on the roots and drivers of this crisis and provide a comprehensive and objective analysis without emotions and political prejudice.

"Food prices started rising in mid-2020 and reached an all-time high in February 2022.

"This is a real market shock caused by high demand and rising prices on food, raw materials, and transportation services, including freight in the post-COVID recovery period," it added.


The Russian Embassy in Ghana also reiterated that the conflict between the two countries cannot be blamed and "not a result of two months of this year," invasion.


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