Akufo is her surname, and as a result, a waakye vendor from Osu has spoken out about the abuse and insults she has received.
The shopkeeper, who has one of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s two surnames, “Akufo,” says her clients have been quick to link her to the president and voice their displeasure with the financial difficulties they are facing.
She claims that because living expenses have increased, the economic difficulties reflected in the marketplaces have a direct impact on her firm.
During an interview with GhOne TV, she criticizes President Akufo-Addo’s government, claiming that the present economic situation is making it harder for her to support herself.
“Go to the market and go and check, the economy is not going well …he should go and ask quickly about the kind of loans I use to sell the food here …if he is listening, I am also called Akufo and he is having the same name as Akufo-Addo, the kind of life that he is living is it good for him?
“Every day they insult me that my father is not performing,” she said.
The downturn in the Ghanaian economy in recent months has been a hot subject due to raging inflation, declining currency value, and a general drop in the standard of living combined with high living expenses.
Before agreeing to a US$3 billion IMF loan last year, of which US$600 million as tranche one has been credited to the government account, the administration repeatedly pointed the finger at the fallout from COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.
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