The Northern Regional Minister Shani Alhassan Saibu has said that he does not understand when Ghanaians complain of hardship in the country.
According to him, these complaints are a result of people living beyond their means and not the government causing hardship.
Shani Alhassan Saibu was speaking in an interview with Sagani TV’s My Northern Achiever when he made this known.
“When I hear things are hard I don’t understand unless you tell me what the hard means,” he said while answering a question posed at him on why times are hard for the people of Ghana.
When his attention was drawn to the fact that prices of goods are high and the standard of living in the country has skyrocketed he said “really, are you sure? I don’t see that. What I see is that people are trying to adjust themselves to lives that they use not to live”.
To Shani Alhassan Saibu under the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration, people are eating properly, dressing properly and living in good homes and living decent lifestyles.
He said as a result of decent lifestyles, the demand for resources has become higher indicating that “we are challenged by living decent lives.
“Have you driven around town lately? Have you seen the dresses people wear, have you seen the houses that people live in and the cars people drive? This shows that we are not in hard times. We are only challenged by wanting to do more than we have. So resources are scarce because people have a very good use for their resources and people wish that they have more than what they have and that is why people think that there is a hardship.”
He indicated that the government is doing its best to provide a proper life for the citizens citing “free SHS, Free Text Books, Free School Uniforms” among other things the government is providing to ensure that the country and its citizens are better catered for.