Google explains how the dollar suddenly rose four times the value of the cedi

Google explains how the dollar suddenly rose four times the value of the cedi

The head of public policy and government relations at Google’s West and Francophone Africa office, Titi Akinsanmi, has explained the strange behaviour of the dollar against the cedi on Friday, March 15, 2019.

In a letter to Ghana’s minister of finance, Ken Ofori Atta, Akinsanmi wrote: “We always aim to provide people with the most relevant, useful information to help them to make the right decisions.

But sometimes, there are temporary issues that can cause people to have undesired experiences, like the one this past Friday. This was regrettable.”

A screenshot showing the value of currencies

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Google currency, on Friday March 15,2019 displayed a dollar was about GHC22 when the actual rate was around GHC5.8 to the dollar.

Starrfm.com.gh reports that the statement however failed to apologize for the glitch.

The infraction caused massive panic among Ghanaians as the cedi was already struggling against the dollar.

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