A recent post made by Ghanaian politician, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko suggests that Ghana might soon go to the Internation Monetary Fund (IMF) for a bailout.
The former director of the prestigious Dankwah Institute (DI) made the post on his verified social media handle on the popular social media platform, Twitter.
The post he made reads;
“2022 began without the usual $3bn injection of Eurobond cash. Govt’s post-COVID recovery GhanaCARES programme hinged partly on an E-levy which Parliament may not even OK. There should be a national debate: do we want IMF or E-Levy or both or none? Tough decisions confront Ghana.”
The post has since garnered some reactions from Ghanaians and below are some of the reactions;
@niiquaye_djani – Government lied to us that E-levy will be used for the “Youstart” programme.
@maesterYeboah – The plight of the Ghanaian is not the issue of paying the E-Levy. It’s got to do with how the revenue generated will be used. Misappropriation has always been our fears. We’d choose E-Levy any day.
@LawerRonald – For me, if both have the potential to stabilize our macroeconomic environment, generate economic activities and if we, have the reach for both fishes let cast the net wide and grab both. It just my opinion.
@phlamez12 – The question should always be, what brought these mess upon us,
Deal with these and the country will thrive again.
@MRNartey1 – The plan has always been to borrow the monies for whatever reasons and get bailout. You are not faced with any tough decision. It’s going according to plan. Just proceed