Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ghana's Success - And The Failures That Come With It

According to the IMF, Ghana is a success story! The government, after faithfully
following the IMF's recommendations for shrinking the public sector, fully liberalizing the market and carrying out privatizations, has now "achieved its goals." Nowadays, the country's economy is among the world's 20 fastest-growing economies and the first in Africa! However at the same time, 4,000 schools have no facilities and students have their lessons under trees. At the clinics in the country's north there is one doctor per 161,000 inhabitants! And small-scale farmers, with no support from the state, have been left to starve, struggling alone in the free market's vast sea.

from RT here

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