Member of Parliament for North Tongu has voiced his expectations of President Akufo-Addo’s speech on Sunday.

Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, in an interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen on Monday, said the President should have apologised to Ghanaians over the hardship he has put the citizens through.

He blamed the President for the current state of the economy.

Ghana’s economy is currently under pressure, which has resulted in an increase in the cost of living as well as what some have described as ‘galloping inflation.’

The country’s currency is also fluctuating against the US dollar and other major trading currencies around the world.

With graduate unemployment and general hardship in the system, many Ghanaians have lamented the situation and urged the government to resolve the crisis as soon as possible.

According to Mr. Ablakwa, it was the President’s policies, leadership style and approach, and interventions that resulted in the economic downturn.

“Taking office and saying that I believe in big government, appointing the highest number of ministers in the history of this country, the fiscal recklessness, going on a borrowing spree where some of his appointees stood to benefit, conflict of interest in that borrowing where the World Bank now tells us that end of this year debt to GDP will be 104 %,” he explained.

For this reason, Mr. Ablakwa said he is disappointed that the President did not take responsibility and apologise.

“The President should have apologised to the people of Ghana for what we have been put through,” he said.

He, however, indicated that the President’s admission that the country is in crisis is a good step, adding that “it is the first time the President is acknowledging the level of the mess that we find ourselves in.”

This, the North Tongu MP, said is because the President was living in some denial which created a lot of anxiety while praising his ministers.

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