Blakk Rasta, a Ghanaian reggae/dancehall artist has said that the cedi will lose all of its value by December as a result of the current economic situation in the country, which is becoming worse by the day.
The outspoken media personality and reggae musician predicted that the country’s currency will soon turn into “toilet paper” before the time of Christmas using the current dollar to cedi exchange rate.
On Monday, August 15, 2022, he made this statement while hosting the Taxi Driver program on Class 91.3FM during the monologue portion of his program, The Black Pot.
“Now, what is the exchange rate between the cedi and the dollar? 9.25. One dollar is equivalent to GHS9.25”, Blakk Rasta said.
“There was a time the Ghana cedi was even more valuable than the dollar. When we had our redenomination, the Ghana cedi became more valuable than the American dollar. Today, the American dollar exchanges 9.25 to the Ghana cedi”, he noted.
He also noted that to halt the trend, Ghana must cultivate of exporting more and importing less to salvage the image of the cedi.
“Which company in Ghana produces balloons; common balloons? We import balloons night and day; toothpicks night and day. By Christmas, the Ghana cedi will almost become toilet paper”, Blakk Rasta charged on his programme.
He also shifted his attention to the quality of some products we bring into the country.
“Christmas is coming, more chicken will be imported into the country. Sometimes, I believe that the chicken that is imported into the country is not fowl. Some of them might be vultures and crows because, for some of them, when you look at the thigh of the ‘chicken’, you want to ask yourself: ‘Eiii, what kind of chicken is this?’”
“And when you look at the beak of the bird, you wonder: ‘What fowl has this kind of mongoloid beak?’ The only thing that has that kind of beak is a vulture. And, so, they package vultures and crows; sometimes they’ll even package owls and send to you to eat for Christmas”.
“You are happily eating it … you are eating vulture, crow and ‘opete’. I wish you a vulture Christmas. I wish you crow Christmas”, Blakk Rasta said.
He said: “If there’s a worse time to be a Ghanaian, this is the time”.