IMF Bailout: Former Gender Minister Rachel Appoh Trolls Akufo-Addo, Demands His Apology To Mahama

IMF Bailout: Former Gender Minister Rachel Appoh Trolls Akufo-Addo, Demands His Apology To Mahama

  • Former gender minister Rachel Appoh has criticised Nana Akufo-Addo for making a surprise U-turn about an IMF bailout
  • The former John Mahama appointee said her boss has been vindicated for seeking a Fund programme for Ghana in 2015 despite criticisms
  • She wants Nana Akufo-Addo to apologise to Mahama for criticising his decision in 2015 to seek a bailout programme

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Former MP for Gomoa Central, Rachel Appoh, has trolled President Nana Akufo-Addo's U-turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.

Akufo-Addo Appoh Mahama
Nana Akufo-Addo, Rachel Appoh and John Mahama. Source: Facebook/@nakufoaddo, @rachel.appoh, @JDMahama
Source: Facebook

According to the former deputy minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, the president must apologise for criticising former President John Mahama's 2015 decision to go to the IMF.

In a post on Facebook, the former appointee under the erstwhile National Democratic Congress (NDC) government said Ghana's return to the multi-lateral institution vindicates former Mahama's competency as a leader.

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"You people used all manner of terrible words to criticise his government while you people had not experienced what it takes to lead a country.

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"The level of shame and disgrace is too much to bear after all the IMF bragging I guess. You see your smoothness level, NPP Government? You think Governance is easy?" he posted on Facebook.

President directs finance minister to engage IMF for economic programme reported in a previous story that President Nana Akufo-Addo shocked many Ghanaians when he directed Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to begin formal engagements with the IMF for an economic programme.

The global economic disruption triggered by the Russia-Ukraine war has worsened Ghana's macroeconomy.

High public debt, rising inflation and depleting foreign reserves have destabilised the balance of payment. Economic hardship in Ghana has remained a topical national issue since the start of 2022.

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A statement from the Information Ministry dated July 1, 2022 that discloses that the IMF boss, Kristalina Georgieva and President Akufo-Addo have already had a conversation about a possible bail-out programme.

“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has authorised Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta, to commence formal engagements with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), inviting the Fund to support an economic programme put together by the Government of Ghana,” the statement said.

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