- Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, reacted to former President John Dramani Mahama for saying the Ghanaian economy was in tatters a month after the outbreak of COVID-19
- He said that the Mahama economy could not keep the lights on not to talk of affording a ventilator
- Ghanaians have shared their thoughts on the comments made by the Information Minister
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Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, reacted to former President John Dramani Mahama and other critics who were of the view that the Ghanaian economy was in tatters a month after the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Information Minister at a press briefing on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, insisted that the current economy is resilient compared to the one they inherited from the NDC government.
“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 is quoted as saying in response to Mahama's criticism.
In a native post created by YEN.com.gh, over the issue, Ghanaians have shared their thoughts on the comments made by the Information Minister.
Bismark said an economy that can’t build a hospital but waiting for something before building hospitals can’t lead a nation and can’t take nation far.
Sensi said Akufo-Addo's economy is one that cannot feed its total citizen on GHc 5 for 3 months.
Kwame said if the hospitals were built by Mahama then there is no need to build new hospitals.
King believes Mahama is better than all those in the current government.
Evans said the COVID-19 has exposed the economy.
Jefo quizzed how an economy that could not provide PPE's build 88 hospitals
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.
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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