It took gov’t too long to take simple decision to go to IMF – Ato Forson

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A Former Deputy Finance Minister Casiel Ato Forson has welcomed the decision by the government to go to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for support.

He said he is glad over the decision.

“I am glad that finally, the NPP government has taken the decision to go to the IMF in a way that Ghana can get the programme obviously to implement, that will, in the long term, bring about the economic stability that we want.

“I have always said that Ghana first. First a Ghanaian, and second a politician. I want to reiterate the fact that this administration has unfortunately delayed too long, it has taken them too long to take a very simple decision and to work very hard to get the programme,” the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency told TV3’s Parliamentary correspondent Komla Kluste in an interview on Friday July 1.

President Nana Addo Dabkwa Akufo-Addo has instructed the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta to commence formal engagements with the IMF, inviting the Fund to support programmes put together by the Government.

This followed a telephone conversation between the President and the IMF Managing Director, Miss Kristalina Georgieva, conveying Ghana’s decision to engage with the Fund.

The Ministry of Information announced this in a statement on Friday July 1.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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