Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta recently accused the previous NDC administration of leaving Ghana with a troubled International Monetary Fund (IMF) program and a compromised financial industry. In response, Minority Leader Ato Forson countered these claims, asserting that the NDC had bequeathed a robust economy when they left office. He highlighted that during their tenure, the government refrained from borrowing money from the central bank, which was a notable departure from previous practices allowed by the law. Forson also pointed out that the NDC’s strong economic legacy enabled the Akufo-Addo government to secure a significant $2.25 billion loan from Franklin Templeton within the first three months of their term.
Ato Forson underscored the NDC’s belief that they outperformed the current administration and expressed optimism about their prospects in the future, hoping to return to power in 2025. He warned Governor Addison and Finance Minister Ofori-Atta that they would be held accountable for what the Minority perceived as a collective mishandling of the country’s affairs. Additionally, he criticized Ofori-Atta by suggesting that history would remember him for leading Ghana to the IMF and called for the resignation of the Bank of Ghana Governor. This exchange highlights the ongoing political discourse in Ghana, where each side seeks to shape the narrative surrounding the country’s economic situation and future prospects.