Ken Thompson Kneels In Emotional Video To Beg Akufo-Addo To Fix Crippling Economy

Ken Thompson Kneels In Emotional Video To Beg Akufo-Addo To Fix Crippling Economy

  • The CEO of Dalex Finance Company Limited has knelt down in an emotional video to beg President Akufo-Addo to fix the current economic crisis
  • Ken Thompson, in an interview on Accra-based Citi TV, painted a gloomy image of the country’s economic outlook
  • He then called on the President to take concrete steps and implement measures to save the economy from total collapse

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An interview on the state of the Ghanaian economy took a dramatic turn when the interviewee, who happens to be the chief executive officer of Dalex Finance and Leasing Company Limited, Kenneth Thompson, got emotional.

In the interview on Accra-based Citi TV, Thompson took to his knees to beg President Nana Akufo-Addo to take concrete steps to fix the ailing Ghanaian economy.

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Ken Thompson has knelt in an emotional video to beg AKufo-Addo to fix the crippling economy
CEO of Dalex Finance, Ken Thompson kneeling in the interview Image Credit: @CitiTVGH
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According to him, the economy is nearing total collapse if the government does not put in place pragmatic measures to ensure the ordinary Ghanaian isn’t plunged into further suffering and poverty.

“What I can see coming is not good, I can see poverty I can see job losses, I can see business closures, I can see prices of electricity going up, I can see it. I lived through the 70s and I saw it. I can’t do much about the problem now but you can and I am begging you, please take decisive actions,” the 61-year-old businessman said.

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Recently, the skyrocketing prices of fuel, goods and services have plunged several households into a living crisis.

The current economic turmoil afflicting the country necessitated a televised address by President Akufo-Addo in which he admitted to the crisis and described it as a ‘historic’ development.

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In the speech, the president conceded to the country’s ballooning debt stock, hyperinflation, and free fall of the Ghanaian cedi, among others. He also announced some measures to get the country out of its current predicament.

But that Sunday night speech appears to have done little or nothing to appease Ghanaians, as some described it as empty and uninspiring.

Akufo-Addo Needs Mahama And Kufuor’s Help To Solve Economic Crisis – Economist Dr George Domfe

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that an Economist, Dr George Domfe, had called on the president to tap into the expertise of former presidents John Dramani Mahama and John Agyekum Kufuor in efforts to surmount the economic crunch.

The Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Policy Studies (CSPS) at the College of Humanities, University of Ghana, wants the president to build consensus in dealing with the economic crisis.

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Ekow Annan Francis Ekow Annan writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been part of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since August 2022. Ekow has over ten years of experience in news reporting via various multimedia channels, including TV, Radio, and Online. He is an experienced multimedia journalist specialising in telling impactful current affairs, politics and business stories. He holds a BA in Communications (Strategic Communications) from the prestigious African University College of Communications (AUCC).

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