Stonebwoy, a Ghanaian dancehall artist, has spoken out against buying and selling goods in US dollars, claiming that it contributes to the economic crisis.
In an interview with Kafui Dey on the GBC Breakfast Show, he lamented how he pays his house rent and other services in US dollars.
“Take a look at how our currency is doing. Bloomberg is reporting that we have the worst-performing currency, and you are not allowed to discuss it. If you do, it means you are criticizing the government. ”
“Look at how our currency is performing. Bloomberg is publishing that we have the worst-performing currency and you can’t talk about it. If you do, then it means you are bashing the government”.
“Everything costs dollars, especially where we all live. I mean where I live, we pay everything in US dollars. Your house rent, mortgage, you buy stuff. I am wondering, okay, if everything is in USD, then let us spend USD (dollar)…let’s spend USD and we are all free.”
“Let’s spend USD so that we won’t feel it anymore. So that people can understand because sometimes I ask for the price of something and they go like 800 dollars…I believe we have intellectuals, people who can run the economy. I am not giving up,” Stonebwoy stated.
“…there are some groups, cabals that are gaining from so many of these problems we face and therefore may not be really able to do what they have to do to ease things up. The effect comes on the majority of us and the country as a whole, Stonebwoy said during the interview.