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Vol 64 No 6

Published 16th March 2023


Fights over debt and public spending are shaping the election campaign

The opposition is revelling in criticisms of the government's economic management by the Auditor-General, who is in the spotlight again

In a rowdy session in parliament on 8 March, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo used his state of the nation address to explain how the government planned to address the economic meltdown and payments crisis. 'Let me state, emphatically,' Akufo-Addo told parliament, 'we have not been reckless in borrowing.' Ahead of next year's elections, the debt crisis, the return to the IMF and falling living standards are setting the stage for a heated campaign.

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