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BBC Journalist Grills Akuffo Addo In Heated Interview


BBC journalist Peter Okwoche was involved in a heated yet enthralling interview with the President Of the Republic Of Ghana, Nana Akuffo Addo who is currently out of the country.

The BBC Focus On Africa journalist who was at a point widely mistaken as a Ghanaian due to his close ties with the late Komla Dumor questioned the president on pressing issues in the Ghanaian economy and the controversial E-levy which has now been passed into law.

The journalist questioned the president on the state of the Ghanaian economy and on issues concerning the inflation .

Peter said; if I look at the Ghanaian economy, well let’s be honest it’s doing terribly.

The president defended his economy; “no it’s not doing terribly, I don’t know the economy in the world that’s doing well.Tell me”

Asked by the journalist why the Ghanaian cedi has fallen 20% to the dollar, the president held that “it has begun to firm up, where we are seeing the cedi systematically appreciating against the dollar”

When asked on why the country has a massive unemployment rate and on issues of strike actions, the president again blamed it all on covid and the frictions between Russia and Ukraine.

As the conversation continued and the President was quizzed on his controversial passage on the E-levy bill, the president took a provocative stand and opined that he thinks the digital economy is a big one that needs taxing. However, the conversation between the two got heated as the two exchanged words and opinions.

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