Member of Parliament for Yapei Kusawgu, Hon. John Abdulai Jinapor, has described the Vice President Dr. Mahamoud Bawumia’s analysis on the economy and its current situation as “complete hogwash“.
He holds the view Dr. Bawumia spent the whole time lying to Ghanaians.
Dr Bawumia, on Thursday, delivered a speech on the economy at National Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) Training and Orientation Conference, and highlighted some digitization interventions by the incumbent government that, to him, is saving the country huge sum of monies and quickly transforming the economy.
In a brutally-frank lecture on Ghana’s economy from 1990 till date, he reminded Ghanaians that although times may be hard now, the Akufo-Addo administration inherited an even more dire situation and successfully moved the country onto a path of growth until the whole world was blindsided by the Covid 19 pandemic, the Russia-Ukraine conflict and locally, the banking sector clean up.
“Not long ago, we had felt similar despair. The fear of losing our lives to a pandemic and the near halt to our economy as we battled to survive each day. Some years ago also we had been confronted by very dire economic circumstances. The joblessness of our youth, years of lights out that impacted adversely on businesses and jobs, the disappointment of dealing with a collapsed national health insurance system and inability to access health care, the bane of the cash and carry system, a nearly collapsed national ambulance system, freeze on public sector employment, an almost collapsed banking sector and so on . . .
“ . . . The government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo put in much effort to turn things around and elevate the standards of living of the Ghanaian people above what the situation used to be at the time this government was formed in 2017 . . .
“Together as a country, we proceeded to fix the economy. We made great gains and the records attest to this. Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic which has impacted all economies in the world, we stabilized the economy, and achieved great strides,” the Veep stated.
But speaking on Okay Fm‘s “Ade Akye Abia” programme, he accused the Economic Management Team headed by Dr. Bawumia of shirking responsibility after allowing the economy things to spiral out of control.
Wondering how such a personality can be settled on by the ruling party as its candidate for the next general elections, Hon Jinapor expressed optismism the NDC will regain power and lead Ghanaians out of their economic doldrums.
“Indeed you wake up today and you don’t even know how you’re going to make ends meet. And instead of this government sitting up and thinking out of the box, all that we hear is that they do not control world market pricing and that the Russia-Ukraine war has affected us. The petrol we buy today is on account of the depreciation of the cedi. We control the cedi here. The EMT under Dr. Bawumia has failed woefully, indeed they’ve run out of ideas……
“…..It is about time Ghanaians change the inept and incompetent vice president Dr. Mahama Bawumia and his party for failing miserably at governance. How can the NPP With Bawumia as their candidate win the 2024 general elections? The NDC is going to win and lead Ghanaians to the promise land,” he assured.
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