- The majority leader in parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has described former president Mahama as the Ghana's worst in 30 years
- According to him, Ghana's was at its worst as at the time Mahama was president
The majority leader and minister for parliamentary affairs, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, has referred to former president John Mahama as Ghana’s worst president in the last 30 years.
According to a report by MyNewsGH.com, he argued that the economy grew by only 2.2% in 2016, when Mahama was president.
Speaking on Angel FM, he added that at the time John Mahama was leaving office in the year 2016, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country was at 3.7%.
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“His GDP rate was the worst the country had 20 years ago at the time he was leaving office,” he said.
The legislator further explained that former president Jerry John Rawlings, at the time of leaving office in the year 2001, the country’s GDP at 3.9%, whiles Kufuor was able to raise it to 9.1% without oil revenue.
“But when Mahama took the mantle he reduced it drastically to 3.7%. The country at the time had not experience such a bad government in more than two decades”, he bemoaned.
Bonsu went on to say that the GDP has currently been increased 8.7% and the interest rate on bank loans has been reduced from about 35% to around 23%.
This, he said, means that things are getting better for Ghanaians, as the country is developing.
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