Don’t expect anything meaningful from Bawumia’s economic lecture – ASEPA Boss

As expectations are high ahead of Vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia’s lecture on Ghana’s economy today Thursday, April 7, 2022, some Ghanaians have doubted pragmatic solutions would be outlined to safeguard the country’s wealth.

Ghanaians especially Bawumia’s political opponents had accused him of intentionally shying away from commenting on the economy as the Cedi depreciation, inflation and fuel price hikes have resulted in difficult times for the citizens.

The Executive Director of the Alliance For Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA), Mensah Thompson, seems to be holding such views, cautioning Ghanaians to lower their expectations on Bawumia’s economic lecture today.

Thompson who was speaking on Dwaboase on Power 97.9FM indicated that the economic management team of this government led by the vice president has no antidote to correct their mistakes to bring the economy back to life.

“Dr Bawumia has nothing new to say about the economy. He is the head of the economic management team son if he hasn’t been able to proffer solutions all this while, what else can he say to convince Ghanaians today?,” he quizzed.

No Jokes

Dr Bawumia who has been invited by the National Youth Wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Danquah Institute (DI) is expected to talk about measures taken by the Akufo-Addo administration to address the economic hardship, but a Citi FM journalist has cautioned him to be serious about the issues.

“I’m expectant…We don’t want to hear jokes,” Godfred Akoto Boafo said on Citi FM Thursday morning.

He urged the Vice president to explain to Ghanaians why the economy is in shambles and outline pragmatic measures he, the head of Government’s economic management team, is putting in place to salvage the terrible situation.

Akoto Boafo believes the Vice president jokes too much and advises that the hardship in Ghana demands that Bawumia tackles the issues head-on instead of his occasional jesting when speaking about national issues.

The public lecture which is taking place in Kasoa in the Central region comes after critics, in recent times, asked about Bawumia’s whereabouts at a time the country’s economy appears to be taking a nosedive.

The event according to information will be on the economy as a main speaker at a National Tertiary Students Confederacy (TESCON) Training and Orientation Conference at Kasoa in the Central Region.

In attendance will be the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, as the special Guest of Honour, the NPP Chairman, Freddy Blay, NPP General Secretary, John Boadu, among others.



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