Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


I was warned Akufo-Addo govt’s ‘vindictive’ and will ‘come after’ me if I criticise them -Prof. Kwesi Botchwey

Kwesi Botchwey

I was warned Akufo-Addo govt’s ‘vindictive’ and will ‘come after’ me if I criticise them -Prof. Kwesi Botchwey

Former Finance Minister Kwesi Botchway has said he was advised by some people close to him against criticising the Akufo-Addo government or risk incurring their vindictiveness.

Speaking at the 65th Independence Day Lecture held at the Economics Department of the University of Ghana Legon, on Monday, March 7, 2022. Prof Botchwey said he juxtaposed the warning against President Nana Akufo-Addo’s ‘Be citizens and not spectators’ charge and wondered if his advisors were lost on that.


“’These people are vindictive and they’ll come after you if you criticise them’, they said”, Prof Botchwey told his audience, adding: “I was quite dismayed and wondered if this was truly reflective of the public sentiment in our time”.

“Or whether these friends had, perhaps, missed His Excellency the President’s exaltation to us in his inaugural address in 2017 to be citizens, not spectators, which exaltation I was sure he meant in earnest,” he noted.

Touching on the economy, Prof Botchwey said: “We are no longer seen as creditworthy. Our policies are no longer seen as credible in the face of the investor community”.

According to him, “the exchange rate at the forex bureaus is nearing GHS8 to the dollar. Fuel prices at the filling stations have crossed the GHS8 per litre bar. Inflation is back in double-digits nearing about 15 per cent.”

Source :

Kwesi Botchwey

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

You May Also Like


Kagame Tells Europe that Africa Doesn’t Need Adult Supervision but Fair Trade.   


At vero eos et accusamus et iusto odio dignissimos ducimus qui blanditiis praesentium voluptatum deleniti atque corrupti quos.


Daasebre Oti Boateng introduces Root-Based Model to Akufo-Addo, Bawumia, commends them for 2021 Census & Covid-19 fight Omanhene of New Juaben, Chancellor of All...


Why GCPC used address of Ayine’s firm at a point – Legal Practitioner Explains Legal practitioner Edudzi Kudzo Tameklo • GPGC recently won a...

Copyright © 2023, Ltd was developed by Wordswar Technology & Investment, Inc. Contact us on +233246187160

%d bloggers like this: