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The Overlord of the Asante Kingdom wants government to be measured in its wasteful spending to reduce the economic hardship the indiscriminate expenses has plundered the nation into.

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II during the 56th congregation of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi was telling the government to be transparent and candid with the citizens about the true state of Ghana’s economy.

“The current economic difficulty should also serve as a wake up call for all of us to carefully review our economy and implement some significant adjustments.

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“The moment has come for us to reduce wasteful spending and direct resources towards economically productive areas in order to improve the quality of life of our people,” he advised.

Meanwhile, the Asantehene wants government to assemble the best of brains in the country irrespective of political affiliation in its final proposal to the International Monetary Fund to get the best value for the country.

“As we move to negotiate with our external creditors, I urge government to bring together the best brains with the requisite expertise from all political perspectives to present the final proposal so that whatever decision the country chooses will be everyone’s responsibility,” he indicated.

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By Felix Anim-Appau|