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Samoa Addo: Going to IMF must humble Bawumia


Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo

The government’s decision to opt for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) bailout must humble the Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, according to a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

“If John Mahama was incompetent, then the NPP economic team that’s leading us to the IMF lacks the competence,” Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo said on Asaase 99.5 Accra’s news analysis and current affairs show, The Forum. 

“Bawumia succeeded in running down the government and painting the NDC black to the extent that the incompetent tag got stuck on John Mahama, and Ghanaians believed that there was a better alternative,” he told sit-in host Wilberforce Asare.

He added: “I’ll give President Akufo-Addo the benefit of the doubt because he’s not said anywhere that he has an economic panacea. The economic management was on the hands of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and that’s one of the reasons why he became vice-president.”

Listen to Nii Kpakpo Samoa Addo in the attached audio below:

Speaking on the same programme, Yaw Buaben Asamoa, the communications director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) said politicising the IMF debate is toxic.

“Where we’re going and this IMF issue is beyond equalisation. We brought ourselves there so we need a bipartisan approach and build consensus.

“In terms of the politics, there will be equalisation but the NPP shouldn’t be ashamed. Now, where we stand, like it or not, we must engage the NDC in terms of the politics, we all know how adversarial and toxic it can be and I admit that now, we deserve all the words that will be thrown at us,”Asamoa said.

Fred Dzakpata

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