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The high cost of kenkey in Ghana is due to the Russia/Ukraine war and not Akufo-Addo – Owusu Bempah

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The high cost of kenkey in Ghana is due to the Russia/Ukraine war and not Akufo-Addo – Owusu Bempah

Ernest Owusu Bempah, an individual from the decision New Patriotic Party (NPP) has unveiled that the government can’t be faulted for the ongoing monetary difficulties.

He said the circumstance is all the way out of the hands of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his government.

Owusu Bempah, who is likewise a convener of ‘Fixing the Country’ said the expanded costs of food is because of the ongoing war among Russia and Ukraine.

As per him, the war has prompted a lack in the stockpile of fertilizer for the planting of maize in Ghana causing an ascent in the cost of maize. This, he contended, has thusly impacted the cost of kenkey.

. We currently needs fertilizer to develop corn and we don’t fabricate the fertilizer in Ghana, we import it. So assuming that you awaken one day and everything has stopped with borders shut, the main cardinal rule to know is that worldwide conditions have changed.”

Majority of our economy depends on the importation of labor and products, right or wrong? In this way, you need to realize that things will change. Furthermore, we realize that around the world raw petroleum which we import is from Russia and Ukraine. Due to the war happening in Ukraine, on the off chance that anybody says we can’t contend that the break in supply and the subsequent expansion in oil costs makes no difference, I disagree,” he contended.

How much oil do we create in Ghana? We need to import, and when that’s what we do, there are weighty duties forced on it which will proceed to influence everything. So if kenkey used to be GHC1 and it is currently GHC5, for what reason would it be advisable for you be concerned?” he addressed.

“Did Akufo-Addo bring the war? Did Akufo-Addo bring the Corona? Don’t you realize that Ukraine is the food container of the world? Proceed to do all necessary investigation. In any event, when the Iraq and Iran war began in the mid 90s, the moment even the worldwide financial experts hear there is a war, you realize it consequently influences everything on the planet. You needn’t bother with a technical genius to let you know this,” he proclaimed.

Owusu Bempah underscored that it has become occupant for individuals to see the value in the condition of the worldwide economy and its impact on the Ghanaian economy as opposed to faulting the government for the ascent in the cost of living.

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