Nana Konadu: Ghana Is One Of The Most Expensive Countries To Live In

Ghana is one of the most expensive countries to live in at the moment; that is according to the former first lady Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings.

“By the time you leave here, you will find that Ghana is one of the most expensive countries on this continent today. Very, very expensive. We have to find a away of knocking that down,” she stated.

Mrs Rawlings was speaking to a group of women from 25 African countries participating in the Milead Fellowship International which seeks to empower women with skills for leadership.

She says Ghana’s growth is stagnant because the country does not produce enough. Mrs. Rawlings said merely having good economic indicators does not guarantee improved living standards.

She said the best way to control the rising cost of living in Ghana is to produce: “If we cannot go into serious production. I think that we are going to have a lot of problems.”

“If we are able to go into massive production of various things or in various areas, it will help reduce the number of people who are not working because I have a vision but that vision is to see that young people are employable and are employed because it is possible,” she noted.

Mrs Rawlings added that the declining inflation rate should not be the basis for determining how well the economy is doing, stressing “I believe the economy can be run differently.”

Mrs Rawlings proposed that one of the ways to manage the economy efficiently is by putting young people to work.

“We have to put young people to work and we have to train them so that indeed they can be put to work,” she said.

Source: JFM

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  1. Koo kro kooo,
    Ebibi man ma, how is everyone doing today and how is life treating everyone and your faithful families? It’s your brother who is bringing your favorite news to you again. The ex first lady Mrs. Rawlings has made some relevant point concerning our dear country in reference to we as a people going back the “Operation Feed Yourself” era of General I.K. Achempong. May he sleep well in our blessed memory. So fellow Ghanaians, Achempong was not a bad leader then, because, his relics are being preached now in the NDC circles; the SAME people who took him and shot him at the Teshie Firing Range for some things he did not commit.
    She made some serious observations and I quote, “If we cannot go into serious production. I think that we are going to have a lot of problems.”

    “If we are able to go into massive production of various things or in various areas, it will help reduce the number of people who are not working because I have a vision but that vision is to see that young people are employable and are employed because it is possible,” she noted.

    As much as I abhor myself from the past grieve I had about the ex first lady and her family, this time, she “GOT IT RIGHT”. Ghana does not know her priorities from my point of view. If Ghana was once self sufficient domestically, what happened then? Our dear leaders missed their priorities because it is when you can feed your people well, then that they can work no matter where they live at. What happened to the Balgatanga Beef Cannery which produced Canned Beef in the good olden days, the tomato factory in the north and other projects which where established in the north which provided employment to our dear families who lived in the north? Only to mention a few! There are other projects that have been left to root and we expect donor organizations to come and feed us when we have everything right in front of us! Where are our priorities, I ask? If we don’t go back and take away from the past the things we did to make Ghana the place we called home some decades ago (San Kofa), we will root in your own steps.

    Mrs. Rawlings has made her voice clear but is the country ready to go back into those DARK DAYS that her and her husband took us through? The “e ye han, e ye kani a” era? I haven’t forgotten those dark days when our beautiful women “black Nubian queens” the “Ghanaian woman” was paraded in the streets of Accra and whipped for wearing jeans pants. Enough is enough, Mrs. Rawlings, you made your point BUT don’t think there’s room for you and your husband to get back into Ghanaian politics because Ghanaians like me are watching every step you take and every move you make. We will not forget nor will we sit aloft for we are true countrymen.

    “History is made not to be forgotten but a people who do not learn from the past is made to perish” by Oleen Bentum

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