- NDC MP for Bongo takes Nana Addo to the cleaners
- Edward Bawa in assessing President Akufo-Addo after his encounter with the media said his performance was below average
Member of Parliament for Bongo in the Upper East Region, Edward Abambire Bawa, has delivered a scathing assessment of Akufo-Addo, following the president’s encounter with the media on Tuesday.
According to him, the answers given by the president indicates that he is not on top of issues.
Speaking as a panelist on TV3’s New Day morning show, the MP said President Akufo-Addo struggled to answer majority of the questions, adding that some of the answers he provided were “blatantly untrue”.
In his view, the president was unconvincing when answering questions on his government’s much-publicised Free SHS programme.
“On the issue of education, the president had come with flagship programme throughout their campaign which is the free SHS policy.
“Along the line, they [NPP government] have realized that there is no policy direction for such a programme so when he was asked to clarify when it will begin and who qualifies, the President said ‘I hear that anybody who gain aggregate 6-24’ and this means he [President] is not on top of the issues.”
“The President said there was not a law governing the sale of contaminated fuel and also transacting businesses with the NPA. But there is an NPA Act which says a ‘person shall not engage in business with NPA unless the person has been licensed by the NPA, and the President want to tell the whole world that we didn’t have a law governing the BOST?,” he wondered.
“It means that the President was not on top of the issues because there is a law he didn’t know about…a law that was passed while he was a cabinet minister. He was then the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice when the law was passed.”
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