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Stop blaming hardship on Covid-19 pandemic – Mama Zimbi tells government


Media personality and host of Adom TV’s Odo Ahomaso Show, Akumaa Mama Zimbi, is not happy about how the country is being run.

She is blaming the government for the hardship Ghanaians have been forced to endure in recent times.

According to Mama Zimbi, it is high time the country’s leaders put a stop to attributing the challenges bedevilling the economy to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is all they’ve been telling us, and they are not serious. They keep giving COVID as an excuse. What war? What hasn’t happened, COVID affected us but not just Africa, especially Ghana. The whole world was affected. They came out. Things are happening. What are we doing? What are they using the money for?” she said.

Mama Zimbi made these comments when she appeared as a guest hostess on Joy Prime‘s 6th Sense Season 2.

The government has on several occasions blamed the prevailing economic challenges on a multiplicity of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

In March 2022, President Akufo-Addo in his State of the Nation Address said, “Bombs might be dropping on cities half a world away, but they are hitting our pockets here in Ghana.”

But the women’s rights activist is of the view that the government is giving too many excuses for the mismanagement of the country’s resources.

Stop blaming hardship on Covid-19 pandemic - Mama Zimbi tells government
Co-hostess, Roselyn, Araba, Mama Zimbi and Naadu (from left to right)

“Our leaders are self-centered people. They only think of themselves, maybe the wives and kids, and that’s the end of the story. If not today, we wouldn’t go to Korle-Bu, the 37 Military Hospital, Komfo Anokye, Koforidua, Ho, and all the government hospitals to see pregnant women lying on the floor,” the marriage counsellor indicated.

She therefore urged the government to invest wisely in projects that will benefit citizens rather than those that will become an albatross around the nation’s neck.

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