Ghana Protesters Call For Akufo-Addo Resignation Over Rising Inflation

Faced with record of 37% in the country, several Ghanaians marched through ’s capital, Accra, on Saturday, calling for the resignation of its President, .ORO

Ghana Protesters Call For Akufo-Addo Resignation Over Rising Inflation

According to Reuters, the red-clad crowd waved placards and chanted ‘Akufo-Addo must go’ and ‘IMF no’ in reference to the government’s ongoing talks with the International Monetary Fund for billions of dollars to prop up the economy.

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During the protest, many placards read: “Politicians are eating; Ghanaians are suffering,”  “Resign or be impeached.

President last week sought to reassure Ghanaians that the authorities would get the country’s finances back on track after consumer topped 37% in September, a 21-year peak despite aggressive policy tightening.

The peaceful protest was the latest in a series of demonstrations this year over the soaring cost of living that has made it even harder for people to get by in a country where around a quarter of the population lives on less than $2.15 per day, according to the World Bank.

Ghana, which produces gold, cocoa, and oil, has also seen its cedi currency plummet by more than 40% against the dollar this year, making it one of the worst-performing currencies in a region that is suffering from the fallout from a global economic slowdown.

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