The Ahafo Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwabena Owusu-Sekyere has jabbed former President John Mahama over a comment he made comparing Ghana’s current economy to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patient.
The former president in a live video interaction said despite the propaganda used to tout the economy, it is on ventilators barely a month after being hit with Covid-19.
“They said the economy has been the best that we have ever had since independence,” Mahama recounted.
He added, “a leading member of this government told us the economy was so robust…that for three months if anything happens to us, we would be able to survive.”
“We have not been able to survive even one month,” the ex-president jabbed, adding “if we didn’t run to the IMF for the $1billion rapid credit facility, it is possible that in the next two months probably, salaries would not have been paid,” Mahama said.
But speaking to the media last Wednesday, 29th April 2020, Chairman Owusu-Sekyere ragged the Former President, referring him to the gross inconveniences his administration brought with the famous erratic supply of power for some three years.
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“Can one imagine how much money Ghana lost from Tema Harbour alone for the past three years with this constant dumsor dumsor situation? Your guess could be as good as right for the money lost from the manufacturing companies such as Accra and Kumasi Breweries, GHACEM Ltd., Guinness Ghana Ltd., and many other companies which require a 24-hour power supply.”
“A government that has mismanaged dumsor situation – a situation that was clearly avoidable wants to compare himself to a government managing pandemic?”, he added.
In the interview, Chairman Owusu Sekyere thus commended President Nana Akufo-Addo for the swift and prudent actions he has taken in this pandemic and called on Ghanaians support him (the President) and ignore the former President who wants make political capital of a situation he has no balls of managing.