President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that the $3billion facility approved by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will not end Ghana’s problems.
Addressing the nation on Sunday, May 28, he said “Access to the IMF facility will not spell the immediate end of the difficulties we are in presently.
“But the fact that we’ve been able to negotiate such a deal sends a positive message to our creditors and investors.”
He added “It should lead to the restoration of confidence and the reopening of avenues that have been closed to us this past year and a half.”
A similar comment was earlier made by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta who warned that the approval of Ghana’s request for bailout would not offer a magic solution to the current economic crisis.
“Ghana’s IMF Board approval is far from a magic solution,” Mr Ofori-Atta stressed.
“What it is, however, is that it is a crucial first step on the necessary journey of strong reforms, inclusive growth and relentless pursuit of a growth agenda geared towards restoring our economy to a place of strength, prosperity and resilience.”