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3 weeks of lockdown has uncovered Ghana’s ailing overall economy – Ato Forson

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The Position Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament states, whilst the Akufo-Addo led administration prides by itself with a robust economy, the three-7 days lockdown to control the unfold of coronavirus has uncovered Ghana’s ailing financial state.

Cassiel Ato Forson in an interview on Joy FM’s Top rated Tale Monday, observed that soon after 3 months of the lockdown in some sections of the nation, many citizens, buyers and employers are dealing with a severe influence of the ‘so-called’ strong economic climate.

“Now firms are battling, businesses are laying off workers and there is tiny or no indicator that men and women will get their salaries.

“But this does not only expose the inequality in our method, it uncovered the ‘so-called’ robustness of our economic climate to the extent that we had pretty very little to services our community financial debt,” he stated.

His feedback occur just after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia touted President Akufo-Addo’s administration of the economic climate even in the encounter of the coronavirus pandemic, in reaction to former President John Mahama, who criticised government’s handling of the disaster.

“We have been able to accomplish a great deal greater on the problem we inherited. In simple fact, the data helps make it extremely obvious. So My humble advice to previous President Mahama is to just take a search at the knowledge just before you speak, if not, you will close up uncomfortable you,” Dr Bawumia stated.

But Mr Forson mentioned he was astonished to hear the Vice President make these kinds of political utterances in a time of global emergency.

For the MP of Ajumako-Enyan-Esiam constituency, Dr Bawumia should really be highlighting initiatives put in area by his administration to ease the suffering of susceptible men and women in the country.

“Government has announced a incredibly mega stimulus bundle. [GHS600million], but there is no blueprint on how to accessibility that the stimulus.

“Instead of him to chat about precise insurance policies set in area, he is coming out with numbers like this, which reveals govt is unconcerned,” he stressed.

He promised to ‘take a look’ at the knowledge the Vice President is chatting about and react to him appropriately.

Nonetheless. Spokesperson for the Vice President, Dr Gideon Buako on the very same programmes claimed, there is practically nothing mistaken with Dr Bawumia’s political statements.

In accordance to him, the flagbearer of the opposition NDC has capitalised on the coronavirus pandemic to make political utterances as very well.

“And this year currently being an election year, the ruling NPP ought to not sit moot for the opposition to throw dust in the eyes of the people.

“When you have an opposition chief, and extra so, one particular who has been a president prior to, but does not recognise that these are not regular times but goes round doing politicking, we will not enable that act of the opposition fester, to get to a issue that you can’t command,” he explained.



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