- John Dumelo has jumped on the #FixTheCountry campaign to call authorities to order
- He says the campaign is not about politics, but for the good of Ghana
- The actor and aspiring MP said Ghana needs to move forward in terms of development
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Actor John Dumelo has joined calls by Ghanaians for the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo government to resolve the nation's issues.
Under the rallying call #FixTheCountry, Ghanaians online took the Akufo-Addo-led government to task by outlining the various issues slowing the growth of Ghana, and its effects on citizens.
In a series of tweets, Dumelo stated that he supports the cause, not for political reasons, but because he believes in the vision of the pressure campaign.
"No 88 district hospitals, no stable electricity, no new universities, no new job opportunities, no increase in salaries, no water! #FixTheCountry," reads one of his tweets.
He does not want the campaign to be about politics: "#FixTheCountry is not about Ndc or Npp....it’s about the present state of the country."
Dumelo also added: "The same way I am for #FixTheCountry now, is the same way I will be in 2024 when the NDC comes to power and IF things are not going on well as a country. This country needs to move forward! It’s Ghana first! #FixTheCountry"
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says there will be no salary increment for himself, the vice president, and all the appointees of the executive this year.
He made the disclosure when he delivered a speech at an event in Accra to mark May Day. “I have taken the decision to freeze salary increment for this year, 2021 for myself as president, the vice president, ministers, deputy ministers, and all appointees of the Executive,” the president stated.
That, according to him, is their “modest contribution to reduce the damage to our public revenue and to help hasten our nation’s recovery from the ravages of the pandemic.”
Ghana’s total public debt increased from GHS122billion to GHS291.6billion as of the end of December 2020.
The increase was attributed to the current coronavirus pandemic, the banking sector cleanup exercise among others. The fiscal impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the Ghanaian economy was Ghs19.7 billion.
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