The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of City of God Jewellery and a politician, Evangelist Richard Prah, has told residents in Kumasi, that the only business yielding gains in the country is corruption.
Citing the numerous businesses that have collapsed during the tenure of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) NPP under, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the businessman says times are indeed hard, as businesses have had to vary their business strategy just to survive in the hope that when the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wins power with a John Dramani Presidency, things will change.
‘If you ask me how my business is doing, by the grace of God we get something to pay our bills, so we can only thank God’’
‘‘I would have wished that any normal country or society when business is thriving it means you don’t only get money to pay your bills but also some to expand and do other projects, that is how we see that business is doing well but today as we speak in Ghana, I don’t know which business can boldly say it doing very well’’
“Under the NPP and Nana Addo, the only business or industry thriving, which is illegal, but has been formalized and legalized is the corruption industry,” he said.
“The corruption business is thriving such that, from 2017 – 2021 alone this country has lost 50.6 billion to corruption, then it means the corruption industry is doing well’’
‘‘If on the ranking of corruption, the police is number 1, the presidency is number 2 and then it goes on and on, then we can say the corruption industry is doing well’’
‘‘Businesses are just hanging in there, they are just surviving not breaking even, not making a profit, hoping the NDC under Mahama will come and save them’’
He said if business CEO’s and owners are to be truthful in this country, they will tell you the realities
‘‘some business people don’t want to talk due to victimization; they know it, they have had to vary things in their office and businesses because of bad governance’’
‘‘It’s not easy now in Ghana, I am telling you. Businesses are just folding up’’
‘‘This government lied to people, they collapsed the banking sector and have also collapsed the small-scale mining sector only to enrich themselves’’