A member of the ruling New Patriotic Party, Ernest Owusu Bempah has boldly stated that Ghanaians should leave the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo alone because he is not responsible for the high cost of kenkey in Ghana.
According to him, general prices of goods with kenkey not being left out have increased significantly and this is mainly due to the Russia/Ukraine war.
Ghanaians have complained about these increased prices and one peculiar thing that has seen a significant increase is Kenkey. As we speak, a ball of kenkey costs not less than GHC 3.
He made this known in a recent submission he made that was captured in a report by Pulse Ghana. In his submission, he said;
“You are a journalist and so if you ask those questions, you have to ask the circumstances within which the world is situated… We need fertilizer to grow corn and we don’t manufacture the fertilizer in Ghana, we import it. So if you wake up one day and everything has come to a halt with borders closed, the first cardinal principle to know is that global circumstances have changed.
Majority of our economy relies on the importation of goods and services, right or wrong? Therefore, you have to know that things will change. Secondly, we know that globally crude oil which we import is from Russia and Ukraine. Because of the war going on in Ukraine, if anyone says we can’t argue that the break in supply and the resulting increase in oil prices has no effect, I don’t agree
Did Akufo-Addo bring the war? Did Akufo-Addo bring the Corona? Don’t you know that Ukraine is the food basket of the world? Go and do your research. Even when the Iraq and Iran war started in the early 90s, the minute even the global economists hear there is a war, you know it automatically affects everything in the world. You don’t need a rocket scientist to tell you this.”