President Akufo-Addo is interviewed by BBC journalist Peter Okochwe, who described the status of Ghana’s economy as “awful.”
The president blames the current economic position on foreign events.
When President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo agreed to an interview with the BBC’s Peter Okochwe about the state of the Ghanaian economy, the two had a friendly banter.
The President and Okochwe spoke on many aspects of the Ghanaian economy as well as current events in the country’s sociopolitical space.
The president was quizzed on a variety of topics, including the government’s newly approved Electronic Transfers (E-Levy) law, the tourist industry, and the Black Stars’ qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
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However, when it came to the economy, the host said that Ghana’s economy is in bad shape, citing high living costs and rising gasoline prices as examples. But President Akufo-Addo maintained that the situation in Ghana is
not as bad and that the current state of the economy is a result of
global events in which Ghana is not in isolation.
President Akufo-Addo was a guest on the BBC’s Focus on Africa program, hosted by Peter Okwoche, on April 4, 2022.
Watch the Full interview below: