- The Ghana Statistical Service has come out with the minimum requirement to be considered as the poverty line
- According to the Statistical Service, anyone who does not earn more than GHC792 is living below the poverty line
- This information has sparked a whole storm on social media with many Ghanaians reacting to it
The Ghana Statistical Service has come out with a new report on the minimum salary or wage required for one to be regarded as living above or below the poverty line.
According to the renowned government agency, any Ghanaian who does not earn anything close to GHC792 must be considered as living below the poverty line.
This would mean that anyone who earns a cedi or more over GHC792 can be considered to be living above the poverty line as per projections made by the institution.
The new report has left much to be desired among many Ghanaians since the said amount of GHC792 is way above a lot of paygrades for myriad jobs in the country.
Following the report, many Ghanaians have taken to social media to react to it and lambast the economic system since many Ghanaians earn less than the said amount.
One Facebook user, Ebenezer Aidoo, commented: "Then I think almost two-thirds of Ghanaians are living in poverty. Oh Ghana"
Omicron Christian Asebah also came in with the comment: "With this, I can confidently say that, over 60% of the youth are poor"
King Bobo also wrote: "Then as for me, I'm not only living below the poverty line. If I look at how far below I am from the poverty line, I think I've been buried under the line."
King Charlie Chaplain complained: People teaching in most private school take less than 300gh a month. That's Poverty mu Ghost oo. May our poverty line increase in Jesus name.."
There were many comments under the post that showed that indeed a huge percentage of Ghana's population is living below the poverty line.
In another sad development, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that one Yaw who resides in Kwadaso, a suburb of Kenyase No. 2 has taken the life of his friend, 28-year-old George Adu Gyamfi, over an argument they had over pork.
In a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Adomonline.com, Gyamfi met his death after he went out for a drink at a popular drinking spot where an argument ensued.
The incident which occurred at Kwadaso, a suburb of Kenyase No. 2 in the Asutifi South District of the Ahafo Region has left many people distraught.
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