According to National Democratic Congress (NDC) member and private attorney Godwin Edudzi Tameklo, the Akufo-Addo administration that Ghanaians elected has turned into an issue for Ghanaians to solve rather than a one that the government addresses on their behalf.
According to Edudzi, the government did a poor job of controlling the economy.
Edudzi said on the Big Issue on TV3 during a discussion on the criticism Kennedy Agaypong, a member of parliament for Assin Central, made of the government over the country’s economic difficulties, by saying, “The economy was struggling before Covid.”
Dr. Bawumia oversaw an economy that expanded on average by 7% in 2017 and 2018, according to Mercer.
In response to accusations of the Vice President by Assin Member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong over the handling of the economy, he stated on the Big Issue on TV3 on Monday, July 17. “If you are measuring him, you need to start from 2017 and 2018 to date,” he remarked.
He continued by saying that it was true that exogenous causes, not the Vice President, were to blame for Ghana’s economy’s difficulties over the previous few years.
“What occurred in 2020? Dr. Bawumia was in charge of an economy that, on average, grew by 7% in 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Kennedy Agyapong is free to express his opinion, but the Ghanaian people and delegates will consider the overall picture and acknowledge that the years 2020 and 2021 were outliers and what led to them.
They acknowledge that Bawumia is not to blame for the problems that have led to our current situation; yet, this does not imply that he is failing in his obligations. If you believe that COVID had no effect on the economy because he did not bring it, then that is your beef. He is the one who will assist us break the eight, according to the Deputy Energy Minister.
In response to the government’s inept handling of the local currency, Mr. Kennedgy Agyapong, a prospective New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, fired it.
He claimed to have $40 million in Cedi equivalent in March 2022, but due to the Cedi’s depreciation by August of the same year, the value had fallen to $16 million.
The bad performance of the Cedi versus the main trade currencies, especially the Dollar, is typically attributed to Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also the leader of the economic management team and a potential candidate for the NPP’s nomination as party leader. However, Mr. Agyapong omitted to name any specific individuals.
A flagbearer candidate from Assin Central, Mr. Ken Agyapong, stated on Sunday, July 16, during a campaign visit in Kintampo East, “We would have problems if we don’t do a clean campaign because I will reply to every complaint made against me.
“You refer to yourself as a strategist, although the dollar was worth 4 cedis when we took over, and the current exchange rate is 12 cedis to one dollar, yet you still use that term to describe your profession.
“I had 40,000,000 Cedis in March 2022, which is the equivalent of 40,000,000 USD. The 40 million dollars have decreased in value to 16 million by August 2022.