- Isaac Adongo, has revealed that Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia does not really understand the economy
- According to Adongo, Bawumia does not have a grasp on the reality of the economy in the wake of the COVID-19
- Adongo said the Vice President has no data on the impact of COVID-19 on the Ghanaian economy
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The Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo, has revealed that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia does not really understand the economy.
According to Adongo, Bawumia does not have a grasp on the reality of the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 in Ghana.
He made this known while speaking on Citi FM's Eyewitness News on the back of comments made by Bawumia in response to a claim made by former president Mahama on the state of the economy.
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John Mahama had claimed that the much-touted Ghanaian economy was in shambles a few weeks after the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.
Bawumia who did like the criticism asked Mahama to have the right data before making embarrassing statements.
In response however, Adongo has said Bawumia has no data on the impact of COVID-19 on the Ghanaian economy.
“Throughout Bawumia's statement, he kept saying the data shows, the data shows, and he is unable to point out one single data that shows something.
“I want to ask Dr Bawumia one thing; in saying that John Mahama should look at the data, do you have COVID-19 data? Because John Mahama is saying the economy as a result of COVID-19 is in ICU. If you are disapproving and saying he should look at the data, then show us the COVID-19 economy data but you don’t have it and then you keep throwing English around that we have done better. I indicated to you people that you shouldn’t even be listening to Dr Bawumia because he doesn’t even understand the economy,” Adongo added.
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In other news, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia stated that the economy under former President John Dramani Mahama, was so weak that he couldn’t even reduce the incessant power cuts popularly known as dumsor.
Addressing pressmen at the Jubilee House on Monday, May 4, 2020, Bawumia wondered how the NDC, whose administration could not handle power cuts, would be making comparisons with a global pandemic like the COVID-19.
Bawumia added that the robustness of an economy is tested in a time of crisis. He cited an internally-generated crisis, which was dumsor under the NDC and an externally generated crisis - COVID-19, under the NPP.
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