Former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Professor Kwesi Botchwey says Ghana’s current economy is showing a semblance of what pertained in the early 1980s.

That period witnessed one of the hardest times including a near famine in the country.

Speaking at the launch of ‘The Children of House No. D13, South Suntreso Kumasi’, a book jointly authored by the Ahwois, Prof Botchwey said: “Sadly, we don’t appear to have learnt our lessons [and] are moving now so perilously close to the edge of the precipice, where we were in the early 80s with our economy saddled with debts.”