The Minority has debunked assertions by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that the NDC is responsible for the county burden debt which has impelled the Government to go to IMF.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ato Forson referred Dr. Bawumia to his earlier assurances to Ghanaians that the government had implemented adequate measures to prevent a return to the IMF.
“In April this year, the same Dr. Bawumia, told the whole nation that the Economic Management Team under his chairmanship had put in place adequate measures to prevent the nation from going for an IMF programme. Today, Ghana is back to the IMF, not in good shape, but in a dire economic situation. Is this not a spite of the Vice President’s assurance?” he quizzed.
“You will agree that we are not in normal times. Indeed, we are in very perilous moments; we are in uncharted waters; there are difficult moments ahead and so, what we expect from the head of the Economic Management Team is some modicum of respect, honesty, integrity, and above all seriousness when it comes to governance and the issue of the economy. This is not the time for theatre comedy, and obviously not the time for IT jocular pranks. We are tired of the monotonous blame game on former President Mahama.”
The Vice President attributed the pressures of the banking sector clean-up and the energy sector capacity payments to failings by the John Mahama administration that handed over power to the New Patriotic Party government in 2017.