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"Mahama’s Address Was 39-Page Of Little, nothing New Was Said" – Ahiagbah

Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr Richard Ahiagbah has said there was nothing new in the address delivered by former President John Dramani Mahama.

In a tweet, Mr Ahiagbah said “39 pages of little. Nothing new was said. We are fixing the problem.”

Delivering the address on Thursday at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), Mr Mahama blamed the economic challenges on the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta.

He said among other things that Mr Ofori-Atta has been neglecting advice from seasoned experts at the Finance Ministry.

Mr. Mahama said the Finance Minister rather chooses to listen to staff of his Databank on how to run the economy.

Mr. Mahama blamed the economy challenges partly on this situation.

Delivering an address at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Thursday October 27, he said “We’ve had our own set of challenges in government but nothing we did, or the outcome thereof, has come anywhere close to the disaster unfolding before our eyes today."

"To be clear, we are in this mess because an untouchable finance minister, relying on his Databank workers, and neglecting the advice of seasoned experts at the Finance Ministry, has been left to run this economy into the ground.“

"We are in this mess because a so-called “solid economic management team” over the last few years, has been unable to call the President’s cousin to order when he embarked on a reckless borrowing spree, indiscriminate closure of indigenous banks and financial institutions, and creative presentation of economic statistics to make our situation lookrosier than the reality"

“We are in this mess because we have a President who fails to take responsibility and has instead left the nation on autopilot in the hands of bungling ministers who he describes as ‘excellent’.“Last December the President is on record as having said the present economic mess is not his fault.”

He added “For emphasis, the biggest blame for the current tragic situation with oureconomy lies with the very people charged with managing the country— not with the pandemic, not with the war— our country has been unprofessionally, and Ghana has been treated like an experimental playground and a family heirloom.“

"And I regret to say, this was all avoidable.”




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