Panafrican News Agency

Thousands hit the sreets in Acca to denounce economic hadships

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Thousands of Ghanaians early Saturday took to the streets of the capital in a demonstration dubbed 'Kume Preko (Kill me off) Reloaded' to denounce the increasing economic hardship that has characterized the economy. 

Ghanaians complain of soaring prices of all manner of goods, especially foodstuffs, fuel prices and resultant increase in transportation fares, making life virtually unbearable for all.

Prices have increased from about 100 per cent to 200 per cent and above and the trend continues on a daily basis.

This development comes against the backdrop of calls by members of parliament, both the majority and minority, on the Finance minister Ken Ofori-Atta, to resign.

With the economy suffering a series of hiccups and facing a serious downturn, the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has been compelled to turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout. 

The demonstration, organized  by various pressure groups, is likely to push the government of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to sit up as Ghanaians await the president and his economic management team for the necessary antidote to the current economic hardships.  

-0- PANA  RA  5Nov2022.