Dr Hassan Ayariga, Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), has expressed concern over the high cost of living in the country.
He added that the reality at most markets does not support the government’s claim that prices of food items were on a decline.
“There is still a widespread despair and disenchantment among our people. Millions of Ghanaians are going through unbearable hardship and excruciating pains. Our economy is at its worst sharp in decades, in fact, Ghana’s economy is bankrupt or insolvent,” Dr. Hassan Ayariga exclusively told Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Accra-based Original FM 91.9.
“I am not saying that these regimes brought heaven to Ghana but the hardships in these times are too much,” he said.
“How does the government expect the people to live under the current economic dispensation?” he quizzed, adding that Ghanaians are beginning to become fed up and very soon there will be more strikes.
Hassan Ayariga said apart from the hardship unleashed on Ghanaians by the rise in the cost of living, the collapse of banks and other financial institutions by the Akufo-Addo government has thrown many people out of jobs and worsened the unemployment situation.
He added that this has put economic pressure on many individuals and families.
He said they have also lost their jobs as the government failed to continue the work that the previous administration started.
Source: Richard Obeng Bediako ll Metrotvonline.com ll Ghana