Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has rubbished reports on social media which suggested Ghana has been declared part of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) globally by the World Bank.
Speaking at the Nation Building Updates on Tuesday in Accra, Oppong Nkrumah noted that the said reports are fake and being shared by malicious persons who seek to run government down because it’s an election year.
He said “there are suggestions being spread particularly on social media that Ghana has been declared HIPC again and I am sure you would have noticed that a lot of persons are sharing materials on social media that the IMF or World Bank has declared Ghana HIPC or listed Ghana as one of the HIPC countries and it is a suggestion that the economy is not as good a shape that we claim it is.
“For the avoidance of doubt and because we have also mentioned that we are aware that some persons in the weeks ahead of the elections will seek to spread a lot of false information and fake news, it is important to quickly respond to it right here and right now. Categorically, we say to you it is not true that Ghana has been declared HIPC or has been added to the list of the countries,” he added.