On the Good Morning Ghana program on Metro TV, Sammy Gyamfi, the NDC’s national communication director, said something on Ghana’s economic crisis.
Sammy Gyamfi said that “It is about time we called Dr. Bawumia, the chairman of the economic management team, to come out of hiding and do what he promised to do when he was in opposition.”
When the program’s host, Randy Abbey, mentioned that he had it on authority that the vice president will be speaking in April, Sammy Gyamfi retorted, “Ghanaians have a social contract with the vice president. The president told Ghanaians the vice president was brought on board as a running mate because of his spectacular expertise in managing national currencies.” So we were assured that with Bawumia, we’d have the magic wand to stabilize the cedi. When they were elected, Bawumia told Ghanaians that the dollar had been arrested and the keys were given to the IGP. Today, he is nowhere to be found; he has been dormant for far too long; we haven’t heard from him about the current issue, whether it’s the dollar’s depreciation or the escalating fuel prices.”
He concluded that time has exposed the vice president to be a hollow man when it comes to prudent economic management, as well as a man who lacks the practical knowledge to put the lofty economic theories he propounded when he was in opposition into practice, which is why he has gone into hiding.