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If the money that has been stolen from Ghana and siphoned outside the country is returned, Ghana will be able to restore the economy, a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe has said.

“If the money that has been stolen from this country is brought back we will get somewhere,” he said while speaking during the 3Business Ghana’s Economic Forum Agenda held on Wednesday, August 9.

He added “The cause of the problems we have is money being siphoned out by politicians.”

Another stalwart of the NPP, Kwame Pianim who spoke at the same event also indicated that Ghana is in a deep ec

“Where we are now is difficult, we have never been there before, we need to sit up now and, we are not on the road yet we haven’t turned the corner,” he said.

It is recalled that Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta told Parliament that the government had turned the corner relative to the economic challenges.

He said during the presentation of the 2023 mid-year budget review on Monday, July 31 that with a lot of effort, the government managed to avoid empty shop shelves for medicines and other essentials the country has seen no shortages of food;

“We have been spared the frustrating spectre of long queues for fuel at our filling stations; and, we have managed, in spite of all the challenges, to keep the lights on,” he said.

“Indeed, as the Psalmist said (in Psalm 118:23) this is the LORD’s doing; and it is marvellous in our eyes.

“This ‘turning the corner’ is underpinned by the investments and sacrifices we have collectively made during this difficult period since March 2020,” he added.

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