H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has admitted to the public that the economy may be a bit more difficult to manage owing to the fact that the erstwhile Mahama administration has left it in a dire state.
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Speaking at the naming of his regional minister-designates at the Flagstaff House he said, “We have inherited an economy in poor shape and I suspect from what I’m hearing, the evidence that is coming to me that it is in even poorer shape than we anticipated.”
But giving a reassurance, he stated, “But I’m a firm believer in the statement that when times are tough, the tough get going. This is the time that we have to show leadership and commitment to our nation. I continue to be an unrepentant optimist.”
Mr Akufo-Addo’s comment about the shape of the economy comes weeks after his deputy, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, said the Mahama administration left the NPP a “very difficult” economy.
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Nana Addo added, “We are a special people and we have a special destiny and I’m going to do everything within my bones to make sure that that destiny is realized in the years ahead of us.”
There seems to be a conflicting outlook on the economy in the new administration as the Senior Minister designate Yaw Osafo Marfo also stated that the economy is fundamentally strong and not as bad as the NPP put it out to be during last year’s campaign.