2022 SoNA: We’ve burned through GHC17.7billion on COVID-19 beginning around 2020 – Akufo-Addo

President Nana Adoo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has uncovered that the nation has spent an incredible GHC17.7 billion in battling the COVID-19 pandemic beginning around 2020.

Conveying the 2022 State of Nation address in Parliament on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, the president said, “Altogether, information from the Ministry of Finance lets us know that a measure of GHC17.7 billion (or 4.6% of GDP) has been spent in containing the pandemic starting around 2020.”

He noticed that the monetary decimation of COVID-19 has, since the start of this current year, been additionally irritated by the Russian intrusion of Ukraine, which has demolished the financial viewpoint of the whole world.

President Akufo-Addo added: “We, in Ghana, have not gotten away from this turn of events, and the outcomes are being felt in rising living expenses at our business sectors and at fuel stations.

“The horrendous occasions in Ukraine straightforwardly affect our lives here in Ghana. Mr Speaker, 30% of our wheat flour and compost imports come from Russia. 60% of iron bars and other metal sheets are imported from Ukraine, and practically 20% of Ghana’s manganese is sent to Ukraine.”

“The bombs may be dropping on urban communities a large portion of a world away however they are hitting our pockets here in Ghana. All things considered, we have figured out how to guarantee that fuel supplies have not been disturbed, not at all like in a few different areas of the planet.”

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