A Presidential Staffer at the seat of government Jubilee House has stated that Minister for Trade and Industry, John Alan Kojo Kyeremateng must be blamed by Ghanaians for the recent hike in inflation because he’s to blame for it.
According to Emmanuel Abugri, the latest inflation is imported and Trade-induced and since Alan Kyeremateng is Trade Minister, it is him who must explain to Ghanaians what is happening and how he plans to solve it.
The Ghana Statistical Service reported the Year-on-year inflation rate for April 2022 as 23.6 percent compared with 19.4 percent in March 2022.
The figure means that the rate rose 4.2 percentage points higher than the 19.4 percent recorded in March 2022 and the highest in several years.
Transport, Household Equipment and Routine Maintenance, Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, and Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuels recorded inflation rates above the national average of 23.6 percent with Transport recording the highest inflation of 33.5 percent.
Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages inflation was 26.6 percent and Non-Food inflation is 21.3 per cent.
Food inflation’s contribution to total inflation however, decreased from 51.4 percent in March 2022 to 50.0 percent in April 2022.
While most Ghanaians call on the economic management team to act swiftly on the matter, Mr. Emmanuel Abugri, a Presidential Staffer says Alan Kyeremateng must answer.
“According to the GSS, the latest rise in inflation for the month of April can be described as imported inflation which means the country is experiencing some pressure from outside the country due to TRADE issues on international markets,” he wrote.
“Interestingly the man in charge of our Trade and Industry has decided not to organize himself to explain to Ghanaians about what is happening on the international trading markets and has allowed the opposition NDC to be running amok with their lies and propaganda.” He added.
“If party communicators think he is going to take the NDC on and expose them they should think twice. We are on our own infighting and exposing the NDC lies and propaganda. Cheers to the gallant soldiers of the NPP. We soldier on.”