This is Why Ghana is in this Economic Mess – Dr. Ato Forson

Dr. Ato Forson
Dr. Ato Forson

Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, a former Deputy Minister of Finance has listed the seven (7) reasons behind Ghana’s economic chaos Ghana is currently going through.

The renowned lawmaker for the Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam Constituency in the Central Region on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress listed the 7 reasons in a statement.

In the face of many economic challenges- fund misappropriation, scandals, high cost of living, among others, the government seems not to address the challenge with a well-calculated step and the best option out of the jam they created is to resort to IMF.


The Former Deputy Minister of Finance outlined his 7 reasons to the mess Ghana is facing currently and promised to be back for more.

Read through his Ato Forson’s mind

  1. “The NPP has the largest size of government in the history of Ghana! Find out how many ministers they’ve appointed from 2017. At one point, they had over 125 ministers!”
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  3. “This government has over 1,000 presidential staffers paid as article 71 office holders at the jubilee House!”
  4. “They’ve also appointed soo many special assistants to ministers with emoluments close to that of deputy ministers at the various MDA’s.”
  5. “The number of spokespersons at various MDA’s paid above the pay of Directors!”
  6. “The number of CEO’s at various State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) and their pay packages! Many of these SOEs now employ three or four deputy CEOs with fat conditions of service!”
  7. “The impact of the Over 50 new agencies with zero output, eg. CODA, NADA, MBDA, free SHS secretariat, 1D1F secretariat, Petroleum Hub Development Authority, Ghana cares Secretariat, etc.”
  8. “The unconscionable decision to send over 100 Databank staff to the Finance Ministry as special assistants and paid as customs commissioners on GRA’s payroll!”



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