We don’t want to hear jokes – Journalist lashes Bawumia ahead of economic lecture

Expectations are high as Vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia is set to deliver a speech on Ghana’s economy today Thursday, April 7, 2022.

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

Godfred Akoto Boafo is a journalist with Citi FM

But as Bawumia has been invited by the National Youth Wing of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Danquah Institute (DI) to address issues on the economy, a Citi FM journalist has cautioned him.

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

He said the Vice president ought 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.



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