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Protests in Ghana over increasing cost of living

A man stands in his shop in Accra on February 11, 2014Hundreds of workers took to the streets in Ghana on Thursday to protest against the increased cost of living as union leaders warned the country’s economic woes were reaching a crisis point. A yawning public sector deficit, a falling local currency and high inflation have heaped pressure on Ghana, which until recent years was seen as a promising emerging economy. In February, the government in Accra turned to the International Monetary Fund for a $918 million loan package to stabilise the economy and ease debt pressure.

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