Sammy Gyamfi, National communication officer for the National Democratic Congress, has attributed the nation’s economic woes to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s administration.
He claims that the Veep is the “principal architect” of Ghana’s economic problems.
Sammy Gyamfi made this statement in response to a video clip that has senior minister Yaw Osafo-Maafo thanking Dr. Bawumia for his leadership as the chairman of the nation’s Economic Management Team (EMT).
In the aforementioned video, Mr. Osafo-Maafo was heard commending Bawumia for his professionalism and asking him to keep up the excellent work. Sammy Gyamfi disagrees, though.
He said it is Bawumia “whose poor leadership has plunged the country into the unprecedented and catastrophic economic mess we presently find ourselves”.
“He is the chief architect of our present economic woes”, he tweeted.
Fellow countrymen, I present to you the Chairman of the Economic Management Team @MBawumia whose poor leadership has plunged the country into the unprecedented and catastrophic economic mess we presently find ourselves. He is the chief architect of our present economic woes. pic.twitter.com/0jRDbIObkp— Sammy Gyamfi (@SammyGyamfi_) February 13, 2023
The claim made by Sammy Gyamfi adds to the chorus of complaints made against the administration because of the weak economy of the nation.
According to the critics, the current situation is due to the government’s careless borrowing.
The government’s debt exchange program has received the most recent public criticism from Sophia Akuffo, a former Chief Justice of Ghana, who called it “wicked, rude, and absolutely wrong.”
The destiny of pensioners, who are protesting their inclusion in the ongoing debt restructuring, worries Madam Sophia Akuffo, according to her.
The politician thinks it’s unjust that her coworkers will have to go through this with the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Domestic Atta’s Debt Exchange Program.
According to her, as long as the situation has to do with the contractual rights of pensioners, she cannot sit unconcerned.
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo, has assured Ghanaians of Government’s commitment to resolving successfully, the difficulties confronting the nation.
Speaking at the 18th Consultative Council Meeting of the Anglican Church on Sunday, 12th February 2023, President Akufo-Addo indicated that he is aware that these are difficult times for Ghana, just as they are for most people in the world.
“However, with the help of Almighty God, and backed by a sense of determination, hard work and collective sacrifices on our part, I am confident that we will successfully confront the difficulties, bring relief to the Ghanaian people, and return the economy back to the high rates of growth that characterised the management of our economy in the three (3) years preceding the COVID outbreak in 2020 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine”, the President said.