- Oppong Nkrumah has finally responded to former President John Dramani Mahama's words about the economy
- Mahama earlier said the much-hyped economy by the NPP government has failed the test of time as it is currently in shambles
- In response to Mahama, Oppong Nkrumah referred the economy under the NDC government as one that could not keep the lights on let alone afford a ventilator
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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has finally responded to former President John Dramani Mahama for making some unpleasant comments about the Ghanaian economy under the NPP's watch.
Former president John Mahama earlier said the much-hyped economy by the governing New Patriotic Party had failed the test of time as it is currently in shambles.
Speaking at a press briefing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, Oppong Nkrumah insisted that the current economy is better as compared to the one they inherited from the previous government.
In response to Mahama and other critics, Oppong Nkrumah referred to the economy under the NDC government as one that could not keep the lights on, let alone afford a ventilator.
“An economy that can’t keep the lights on will not be able to afford a ventilator let alone to keep it functioning to save lives. We have come far as a country on a more serious note, building a strong economic base to fund all that we are doing,” he responded.
He also argued that the strong economy built by the NPP since it assumed office in January 2017, has enabled it to embark on the many interventions and programmes undertaken since the first two cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Ghana in March 2020.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that John Dramani Mahama prayed Ghanaians to demand accountability and disclosure in the disbursement of the COVID-19 Trust Fund set up by the NPP government to help finance activities relating to the pandemic.
According to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag bearer, the Trust Fund is for Ghanaians and they deserve to know how the money in there will be utilized.
In a Facebook live presentation on Thursday, April 23, Mr. Mahama urged the government to ensure transparency in the disbursement of funds.
The former president also talked about how the COVID-19 crisis has impacted and affected the Ghanaians economy in just one month when some senior government officials made the populace believe that the economy is buoyant and can withstand shocks for up to three months.
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