People are not leaving Ghana due to hardship – Gideon Boako

Dr. Gideon Boako the spokesperson for Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has refuted claims that Ghanaians are leaving the country due to disillusionment with the current administration.

In an interview on Citi FM, Boako dismissed such allegations as “misleading” and lacking in honesty.

Responding to perceptions that emigration reflects dissatisfaction with the government, Dr. Boako argued that these views do not accurately represent the situation and undermine the government’s efforts.

He emphasized the importance of considering positive motives for travel, such as increased cross-border trade.

“It will be the highest level of dishonesty if anybody says that people are leaving due to hopelessness or hardship.

“People travel for different reasons. Some are going to school, some for business. Ten years ago, how many Ghanaians used to travel to Dubai?

“Today, multiples of people go to Dubai. What do they go there to do? They don’t go to live; they go for holidays, shopping, and trade and then come back,” quoted him to have said.

Dr. Boako emphasized the need to perceive the growing number of travelers in a positive light.

“You cannot say that seeing people at the airport is an indication of hopelessness. Today, cross-border trade is more prevalent than in the past,” he added.

“Claiming that more travel is a sign of hopelessness is not only dishonest but shows a lack of proper understanding.”

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