‘Respect the intelligence of Ghanaians’: Nana Aba on MP’s IMF defense tweet

In an effort to defend the government’s recent decision to request aid from the International Monetary Fund, IMF, despite an economic slump, Nana Aba Anamoah, manager of GHOne TV, has advised a Member of Parliament to respect the intellect of residents.

On July 2, 2022, Frank Annoh-Dompreh, who will be the MP for Adoagyiri Nsawam, tweeted a number of times about how nations have requested assistance from the IMF.

His comment on the image, which notably cited a CNN report from 2020 titled “IMF says half of the world has asked for a bailout,” read: “Half of the world is seeking for aid from the IMF, this is not special to just Ghana. Good reading, indeed!

“Here are 2 things you should do; (1) Respect the intelligence of Ghanaians. (2) Repeat 1.

The MP, who is also Majority Chief Whip responded: “I am not’ justifying’ the decision, far from that, I am telling you that the situation is certainly global and we have to appreciate it better from that point of view..

“The global aspect cannot and should not be discounted, regardless..”

Government on July 1, 2022 took the decision to begin formal engagements with IMF contrary to its earlier position of not returning to the Fund.

The decision has since divided public opinion.

If the engagement is successful, it will be the seventeenth time the country has returned to the Bretton Woods Institution for economic support.

Some reasons the government has consistently cited for which it made a U-turn on its earlier position on the IMF is the twin crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

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