A former Member of Parliament (MP) and an anti-corruption crusader says Ghana under the watch of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia would see so much prosperity and progress that the country will become paradise on earth.
Paul Collins Appiah Ofori, an ex-New Patriotic Party (NPP) MP for Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa, who shot to fame by speaking out against corruption by his own party’s government, said there could not be any doubt that when Bawumia is elected as the next president of the country and not subordinate to somebody, he is going to put things right in the financial management of the country, bring down corruption and save money for development.
P.C. Appiah-Ofori is urging the governing party to elect the sitting Vice President as its presidential candidate for the 2024 general elections.
The former legislator cast Dr. Bawumia as the party’s best bet for the coming presidential and parliamentary elections.
Dr. Bawumia chairs the government’s economic management team and has come under a lot of flak from the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the unhealthy state-of-affairs.
Ghana’s pre-pandemic economy was doing very well, it was among the fastest growing economies in the world and received high ratings by the international rating agencies.
Ghanaian economist and a professor of development economics at the University of Ghana has discounted rooftop claims by some politicians that the country is not broke.
Professor Peter Quartey, Director of the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER), said if the economy of Ghana was indeed broken like some politicians would want the world to believe, Ghanaians necessarily should be seen queuing to buy basic commodities like fuel.
He was emphatic that any economy that was broke should not be able to pay salaries and wages.
“Any economy that is broke should not be able to pay for its imports and should not be able to service its debts”.
Prof Quartey added that it has never been heard in the past couple of years that the managers of the economy have not been able to service the country’s debts.
Yes, there cannot be any doubt about the fact the government is facing challenges but that should not be deliberately misconstrued by anybody – the economy cannot be said to be broke.
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