- John Jinapor has called on Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to acknowledge the efforts of the Mahama government in resolving the 'dumsor' crisis
- He asserted that there was higher and better economic growth under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama
- His comments come after Bawumia criticised Mahama for failing to mitigate the economic crisis and power crisis
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A former Deputy Power Minister John Jinapor has called on Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to acknowledge the efforts of the Mahama government in resolving the 'dumsor' crisis.
The Member of Parliament for Yapei/Kasawgu constituency also asserted that there was higher and better economic growth under the leadership of John Dramani Mahama.
His comments come after Bawumia criticised Mahama for failing to mitigate the economic and power crises created in his own administration.
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According to John Jinapor, former president John Dramani Mahama is a better driver of the economy than President Akufo-Addo.
He, however, wondered how the government could subsidize electricity bills in these trying times of COVID-19 if not for the interventions that the Mahama administration made to resolve the energy crises.
Making his submissions on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Mr Jinapor said Akufo-Addo didn't inherit a 'dumsor' economy from the Mahama administration, adding that the current government is enjoying the fruits of the good works of its predecessor.
"If the NPP say we didn't resolve it, tell us when you resolved dumsor. At least that should be settled. If you say when you took over, there was still dumsor; are we saying we still have dumsor and if it's resolved too, tell us the period you resolved it," he said.
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Manwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia earlier asserted 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 Coronavirus.
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 as compared to an externally generated crisis like COVID-19 under the NPP.
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