Ghanaians angrily react to Akufo-Addo’s “borrowing not aid” statement

Ghanaians angrily react to Akufo-Addo’s “borrowing not aid” statement

President Akufo-Addo has indicated that his government will not stop borrowing because even the United States borrows.

This, however, is in sharp contract with Akufo-Addo’s stance at the time he was contesting for the presidency during the 2016 electioneering campaign.

In an earlier report by, the president said that so far as the country was borrowing to enhance development and its betterment, there was nothing wrong with it.

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Despite trumpeting his ‘Ghana beyond aid’ agenda, Akufo Addo said the country would continue to borrow.

In a bid to justify this, he stated that “borrowing money was not the same as receiving aid”, therefore, his ‘Ghana beyond aid’ mantra was still a viable agenda.

However, his comment has landed on the bad nerves of some Ghanaians who have taken time to condemn the president on social media.

These Ghanaians channeled their grievances to the president through’s official Facebook page.

Some of them even suggested that the president's age has a role to play in his recent outbursts.

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Patterson, for instance, said Ghanaians were fed up with the many speeches of the president and needed real action:

Win was also of the view that Ghana was no longer a safe country to live in anymore:

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Jake also accused the President of not honouring his promise of not borrowing which he made noise about while his party was in opposition and he was contesting for the presidency:

Prince thinks Akufo-Addo lied to Ghanaians by making the NDC look bad when he preached against it for borrowing.

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Godson was of the view that the president needed prayers to help him make sound decisions for the country:

To Baruna, Akufo-Addo misled Ghanaians by making them think that "borrowing is a crime":

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Meanwhile, Ghana's total debt, according to reports, has hit $ GHS159.4 bn, according to a report by the Bank of Ghana.

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