President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo yesterday invited the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and religious bodies to Jubilee House in Accra to discuss solutions to the economic hardships faced by Ghanaians.
The meetings, which were held behind closed doors after initial opening remarks, were part of the president’s series of stakeholder consultations aimed at finding solutions to economic challenges.
President Akufo-Addo, in his opening address, said “our country is in trouble, it is in economic crisis, and it is necessary to find a common way out”, and added that he needed the points of view of as many stakeholders as possible to address the issue. difficulties.
Ghanaians enjoy a high standard of living due to high fuel prices and a weak currency. Prices for food and other items continue to rise at an alarming rate.
The government is currently discussing an economic recovery program with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to bring the country back to macroeconomic stability, clean up public finances and strengthen its balance of payments.
President Akufo-Addo held separate meetings with Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), Bankers Association, Ghana Employers Association, Bureau de Change operators, Trades Union Congress (TUC) among other institutions as part of its series of consultations with stakeholders.
He said the government’s proposed solution to the challenges faced by Ghanaians would carry more weight if the views and concerns of individuals and institutions were taken into account.
“For us to find a coherent way forward, I think these consultations are important,” he said.
Representatives of NUGS and religious bodies expressed their commitment to supporting the government in finding solutions to the economic difficulties.