Kofi Amoah launches petition to stop government borrowing
General information for Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Businessman Dr. Kofi Amoah called on Ghanaians to hold the government led by Akufo-Addo to account on the constant borrowing in the international market.
The renowned businessman has started a petition to prevent the government from accessing more loans from the International Monetary Fund and other financial institutions.
His move follows similar petitions in some African countries to prevent their governments from accessing more loans on the international market.
More than 150,000 rabid Kenyans have so far signed a petition via change.org in an attempt to prevent the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from releasing its 257 billion shillings loan to Kenya.
Dr Amoah in an interview with Starr News said: “Kenyans have amassed so many signatures and here you are comparing two nations that gained independence ten years apart and the actions of a group of citizens. Let’s see how Ghanaians react.
“There is a certain level of fear in us that does not allow us to express ourselves. Not necessarily to demean someone but to express our inner feelings… we have long lived the culture of silence. Adu Boahen came and broke it, we got multiparty democracy. When I told my friend about it, they said ‘be careful, these people can do this to you.’
He added: “Why are we so afraid. If you live in a country and something is wrong, find the language to change it. You don’t have to insult anyone. You cannot let your government continue to borrow, it has to come and explain it to us.