Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia speaking at the rally in Chereponi
The vice-presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has called on the ruling National Democratic Congress and its economic managers to accept the blame for the poor shape of the Ghanaian economy and to stop offering excuses.
Dr. Bawumia who is on a 16-day tour of the Northern Region told thousands of NPP supporters in Chereponi on Wednesday that, “I heard that some blame was being put on economic theory and text books for Ghana’s woeful economic performance. Economic mismanagement and wrong economic policies are at the heart of the NDC failure to manage the Ghanaian economy. It isn’t textbooks or economic theory that should be blamed for the economic mismanagement of the NDC.”
He added: “It is not text books or economic theory that is causing high cost of living in Ghana; it is not text books or economic theory that is causing high interest rates in Ghana. Government is supposed to have single digit inflation but government is borrowing at over 20%. How do you blame that on economic theory?
“It is not economic theory or textbooks that are asking us to pursue an economic policy of ‘woyomization’. I don’t know of a textbook that has been written on ‘woyomization’, so you cannot blame ‘woyomization’ or your own poor management of the economy on any textbook. You cannot blame the collapse of the NHIS on a textbook or theory.”
The Chereponi constituency is the fifth constituency to have been visited by the NPP Vice-Presidential candidate since the commencement of his Northern Regional tour.
The running mate to Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied to Chereponi by former Vice – President, Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Sheik T B Damba, 2nd National Chairman of the NPP, Mustapha Hamid, spokesperson to Nana Akufo-Addo, Hajia Alima Mahama, former Minister under the Kufuor administration, Mohammed Amin Anta, former Chief Executive of the Tamale Metropolis among many others.
By Abdul Karim Naatogmah/Citifmonline.com/Ghana