Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has as soon as all over again criticised previous President John Mahama’s managing of the Ghanaian financial state among 2012 and 2016.
He said the overall economy then was so fragile that Mr Mahama couldn’t even mitigate and cushion men and women from an internally established trouble like dumsor.
Dr Bawumia’s comment arrives soon after Mr Mahama created a assert past week that the economy beneath the leadership of President Akufo-Addo is weak.
He said the economic climate has been uncovered in just 1 thirty day period by the coronavirus pandemic, which has affected many nations around the world all over the environment.
But talking to journalists at the Jubilee Property on the sideline of a Covid-19 conference Monday, the Vice President questioned how a previous President whose administration and financial state could not deal with dumsor for four several years would be creating comparisons with a international pandemic like the coronavirus.
“If you want to exam the robustness of an financial state, you take a look at it in a time of crises. Thankfully, we have experienced two crises. Underneath the NDC, it was an internally-produced disaster, which was dumsor. Below the presidency of Nana Akufo-Addo, there has been an externally created disaster, which has been the world-wide coronavirus pandemic.”
“I just want you to question your self, how have these two crises been managed? The dumsor crisis which crippled this financial system for 4 years. What have been the mitigating steps presented to businesses and men and women during the dumsor, an internally generated crisis?” the Vice President quizzed..
“We noticed that even throughout dumsor, energy selling prices have been staying enhanced, gas prices had been being enhanced, teacher trainee allowances have been getting cancelled, nursing trainee training allowances were remaining cancelled. All of that was taking place throughout that distinct crisis.”
“You appear at the coronavirus crisis and you glimpse at the change in terms of what has occurred. The President has reduced electricity price ranges and has created it free of charge for lifeline people. He has offered no cost drinking water to all Ghanaians for a few months, has created confident that there is a stimulus package of ¢600 million for firms and we have seen domestic creation of PPEs (own protecting products) for our health staff domestically.”
Dr Bawumia stated the two economies are not comparably adding the economy is sturdy below Akufo-Addo which has taken mitigating measures to cushion Ghanaians in spite of the results of the virus on the economic system.
“So the big difference couldn’t be much more stark involving the the management under a disaster underneath dumsor and that underneath the Coronavirus epidemic. So I check with a simple query, who will you belief in a time of disaster?
“The reply, I will say, is really quite apparent. President Akufo-Addo has shown management and worry for everyday Ghanaians.”