Ghana’s vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s knowledge about the economy has been questioned by the Minority in Parliament.
According to the Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central, Isaac Adongo, the vice president is only confident when speaking about issues, but in reality knows nothing.
The MP further accused Dr Bawumia of peddling lies to the Ghanaian public about the state of the economy, insisting it becomes difficult to decipher his tricks due to his confident persona.
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His comments are in reference to the energy bond signed by government earlier this year.
Government had earlier sought to raise a sum of GHc six billion, but fell short of the set target and could only raise GHc 4.6 billion.
“Bawumia has never understood the economy of Ghana. He has always lied about the economy of Ghana. He said that our debt was about 36 billion and would end at 40 billion dollars. When he came with his budget, he said it was around 26 billion.
"How did John Mahama miraculously find 14 billion dollars to pay down the debt in three months before we left office? He took the people of Ghana for a ride,” Mr Adongo said at a press conference spearheaded by the Minority.
He added that the vice president “knows nothing but he’s so confident and eloquent that he can confuse all of you. The reality is that he’s now managing the economy and must walk the talk. But with this bond, I doubt they will attempt the four billion again because they will not get a third rematch because the investors are already away from it.”
The lawmaker went on to lay into the Economic Management Team, led by Dr Bawumia, describing the team as “overhyped”, while also claiming that they are “destroying the fundamentals" created by the erstwhile NDC government.
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