Times are hard but look beyond today - Finance minister tells Ghanaians

Times are hard but look beyond today - Finance minister tells Ghanaians

- Ken Ofori Attah has told Ghanaians to see current economic hardships as an investment for their children

- The finance minister says all efforts are being introduced to deal with the economic hardship

- President Akufo-Addo had recently conceded that Ghana is facing an economic hardship

The finance minister, Ken Ofori Attah, has admonished Ghanaians to see Ghana's economic hardship as an investment in the future.

Ken Ofori Attah in an exhortation at the Royal House Chapel stated that "times are difficult but we need to look beyond today to get to where we want to get to."

Touching on the education sector, the minister argued that the Free SHS policy, although consuming so much of government coffers is worthwhile.

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"The value that we are creating is important," he told the congregants and explained beneficiaries of the education policy have shot up from 90,000 to 180,000 students within two years of implementation.

Nana Addo's concession of Ghana's economic woes

The assurance by the finance minister closely follows the president admitting that the Ghanaian economy was facing some hard times.

Nana Addo gave the assurance that his economic management team will do everything possible to fix the economy.

With barely two years in government, the Akufo-Addo administration has faced the depreciation of the cedi as well as the banking crisis which has resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs.

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Also, the depreciation of the cedi to the dollar coupled with the hike in fuel prices has been seen as a major hurdle for the government to tackle.

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