General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has taken a swipe at the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, after he blamed the NDC government for Ghana’s current economic challenges.
According to him, the vice president “has become stale and does not seem to recognise it.”
His comments comes after Dr. Bawumia’s assertion that former President Mahama’s administration is partly to blame for current economic woes.
“I should note again that Ghana has been hit by a quadruple whammy in the last few years: Energy Sector Excess Capacity Payments, Banking Sector Clean-Up, COVID-19, and the Russia- Ukraine war.
“If you take out the fiscal impact of this quadruple whammy, Ghana will not be going to the IMF for support because our fiscal, debt and balance of payments outlook
would be sustainable.
“Of the four factors, two (COVID-19 and the Russia Ukraine war) were external and the other two (the banking sector clean up and the excess capacity payments) were the result of policies of the previous government,” the Vice President said.
Reacting to this, the General Secretary of the NDC said, the current economic challenges are as result of decisions taken by the economic management team of the NPP government.
“If after six years in office, you are still blaming predecessors, it means that you have no clue as to why you went into election to become a leader in the first place,” Asiedu Nketia said on Joy news which was monitored by the Ghana Report.
According to him, the biggest problem the vice president Dr. Bawumia has now is credibility.
“Every Ghanaian knows that he (Bawumia) has lost his credibility and if we were in a functioning democracy, people like that should be leaving their offices.”
He added that, Ghanaians as a result of the false hopes given by the NPP government, have lost trust in the government.
“The very cause of economic managers who brought us into this mess cannot be relied upon to take us out of the mess. Ghanaians must have a new set of people they can trust.”