In a Facebook post on May 1, 2021, to mark Workers Day, Mahama highlighted the unbearable living conditions of Ghanaians in recent times.
He, therefore, urged the government to step up its efforts to rescue the economy and alleviate Ghanaians from suffering
“On this May Day 2021, with hardship set to worsen, I call on His Excellency President Nana Akufo-Addo to stretch a hand of cooperation to all Ghanaians, able to play a role in rescuing our dear nation from the abyss it is falling,” Mahama wrote.
“On this occasion of May Day, as I salute the suffering workers of Ghana and all Ghanaians, let me also take the opportunity to wish the President, Nana Akufo-Addo, well and urge him to take the measures needed to bring relief to suffering Ghanaians.”
This follows the introduction of some new taxes, which has further made the cost of living in Ghana high.
There has also been an increase in fuel prices, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) prices as well as a water crisis in some parts of the country.
A section of Ghanaians is also currently bearing the brunt of a power crisis, locally referred to as ‘Dumsor’.
Meanwhile, call and data charges have also been increased due to the increase in the National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL).