The National Democratic Congress (NDC), has alleged that the economic hardships under the ruling government have led to many breaks-up in marriages in the country.
According to the main opposition party,
the worst happenings are being experienced under the leadership of President Akufo-Addo-led New Patriotic Party.
The NDC buttresses its point with what it described as mismanagement of the economy which has led Ghana to seek a bailout from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The situation, it noted has rendered Ghanaians unending suffering.
The NDC made these remarks at a press conference on Wednesday, 3 August 2022 in Accra spearheaded by the party’s National Communication Director.
The conference was on the theme “ever-worsening living conditions of the Ghanaian people and the insensitive handling of same by the duty bearers of our country,” leading the country to seek a bailout at the IMF.
Sammy Gyamfi said; “You would all agree with me that we are not in normal times in Ghana and that all of us assembled here today, including you in the media, are finding it difficult to live your normal lives.
“Indeed it is more difficult to hew water out of a rock or perhaps for the camel to pass through the eye of the needle, than for one to make ends meet in Ghana today. However hard you try or have mastered the art of living, the economic realities of Ghana today will certainly overwhelm you.
“Cost of living today is unbearable, leading to many individuals and households going hungry, broken marriages, and many falling further below the poverty line. Cost of doing business has gone off the roof, leading to the suffocation of many businesses,” the NDC’s communication officer,” he added.
The Communication Director who is also a Lawyer mentioned that the actions and inactions of the NPP reaffirm that they’re not concerned about the trend.
“Government has neither demonstrated any sensitivity towards the Ghanaian people who are at the receiving end of this intolerable hardship nor shown any acumen or ability to ameliorate the untold economic hardships.
“Today, the Consumer Price Index which is the barometer for measuring inflation or changes in the prices of goods and services, and all other known economic indicators point to the fact that we are not in normal times. Yet, the Akufo-Addo/Bawumiah government is not minded to provide relief for the suffering masses,” Sammy Gyamfi.