-You Are Part of Ghana’s Economic Misfortunes – Razak Opoku Blasts Sam Jonah


Founder and President of Concerned Voter’s Movement (CVM), a political pressure group, Mr Razak Kojo Opoku has taken Dr Sam Jonah to the cleaners for describing the current state of Ghana’s economy as backwards and bemoaning a return of culture of silence into the Ghanaian society at a lecture held some weeks ago in Accra.


Dr Sam Jonah has been criticized by many well-meaning Ghanaians who have described his speech as rants lacking empirical basis and filled with inaccuracies with respect to his take on the economy and other sectors of the Ghanaian economy.

“Next time when Haruna Atta allegedly writes a political propaganda speech for you against Akufo-Addo’s Government, respectfully remember to do due diligence to go through the speech privately before you come out publicly.

Due diligence is the essence of your KBE award by the British monarchy.” A statement from the CVM founder stated.

The statement went on to say that Mr Jonah is helping the South African economy to grow, creating jobs for the South African Citizens, majority of your investments are in South Africa plus other Countries, and paying taxes to the South African Government, and upon all these, you have the audacity to talk about Ghana’s borrowing and the growth of the Ghanaian economy.

The statement questioned the contributions of the KBE awardee to the growth of the Ghanaian economy since he exited from the Ashanti Goldfields Corporation and the state of Obuasi roads when the KBE awardee was a prominent CEO in Obuasi.

Drawing a comparison between Ghana and South Africa, the statement said Obuasi and Johannesburg are mining cities.

Both of them are known as “City of Gold”. Obuasi roads and development, in general, were very poor when the KBE awardee was the CEO for Ashanti Goldfields Corporation. Meanwhile Johannesburg a similar mining community was fast developing around that same period.

“The KBE awardee helped to collapse Obuasi and relocated to Johannesburg.” The statement concluded

By: Ghanaianvoiceonline



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