#SOTNGhana: 5 take-aways on economy [Infographic]

President Akufo-Addo has suggested that Ghana’s economy is in a dire situation owing to some decisions by the erstwhile John Mahama-led government.

In his maiden State of the Nation address before Parliament on Tuesday [February 21, 2017], Nana Akufo-Addo accused the previous government to “ballooning” the country’s debt stock to GHs122 billion, from the GHs9.5 billion it inherited from the John Agyekum-Kufour government.

He also revealed that, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, had left office with the country’s GDP rate of 3.6%, which he says is the lowest the country has recorded in the past 23 years.

Below are 5 take-aways on the economy from Akufo-Addo’s address.


By: Jonas Nyabor/