Professor Raymond Atuguba Dean of University of Ghana Law School has warned Ghana could have a coup on our hands.
The law lecturer says although he did not want a coup to happen in Ghana, we could have one if we don’t act quickly.
“We do not want a coup in this country, yet I fear if we don’t act quickly, we will have one on our hands very soon”.
He was delivering a public lecture where he said a big part of why some coups succeed and others fail os the economy.
On the issue of Ghana’s economy, he said the country is broke.
He stressed, your nation is radically broke.
He added the country was so broke that we would not be able to pay public sector workers in some three months.
He further asked the government to confess its difficulties in managing the economy to Ghanaians to win public support for the controversial E-levy.
Speaking at a forum organized by Solidare Ghana, Prof. Atuguba said “The starting point for passing the E-levy is for government to stop lying to the citizenry, come clean and confess that they thought the job of managing the economy was simple, but now they know better, plead with the people of Ghana that we have limited options now.”
He said the government will get the needed support because Ghanaians are empathetic and will reason with the government if an apology is rendered.
He described the controversial levy as “horrendous and wicked”.
But quickly added that the government needed the money that would be generated from the levy to sustain the economy and save it from collapse.
“The first step is to pass the E-levy immediately and implement it effectively. To prevent the collapse of the economy and a return to the stronghold of the IMF, we have no choice but to pass it…. As horrible and wicked as it is, it is the only way to save our economy from collapse in the short term” Prof. Atuguba said.