Deputy Ranking Member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, Isaac Adongo, has cautioned of a further sustained depreciation of the Ghana Cedi.
He believes government’s promise to raise and inject a capital of US$2 billion meant to shore the Cedi and stabilise the economy, is yet to get results.
In a Facebook post sighted by GhanaWeb, the Bolgatanga Central lawmaker questioned government’s commitment to deliver on its promise to secure a capital of US$2 billion for the economy.
“Where is the US$2 billion they promised would come in between 2-6 weeks to shore up the cedi? This was announced by Ken Ofori-Atta on March 24, 2022 and repeated by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Nana Addo in his state of the nation address a few days later,” he quizzed.
He continued that, “It’s been almost 8 weeks and not a cent has arrived. The forex market is getting jittery with traders and businesses reverting to precautionary and speculative demand for dollars.”
He therefore called on government to as a matter of urgency expedite action to contain a further depreciation of the local currency which has since the beginning of this year struggled against major trading currencies.