Former President John Dramani Mahama believes the country’s current economic woes are the product of President Nana Addo’s ‘arrogance,’ as well as the ‘incompetence’ of his Finance Minister, Ken Ofori Atta.
On Friday John Dramani Mahama posted on Twitter that the current difficulties could have been avoided if the government had responded to prior requests for a national conversation. He says that when the economy started to get worse, he was one of the people who said that everyone needed to work together to fix things.
However, what he suggested was ignored, which is why there are still significant public mass demonstrations and a worsening economic prognosis.
“When I noticed we were running into an economic ditch, I made several calls for a genuine dialogue and national consensus on an economic programme.
“The arrogance and intransigence of a President and incompetence of a Finance Minister and the Economic Management Team have led us here”.
“We could have forged a broad non-partisan consensus on the IMF bailout and accompanying debt restructuring programme. Alas, it seems too late now!”, he added.
These remarks were made by him in response to an article about Sophia Akuffo’s rant against the government’s Domestic Debt Exchange Programme (DDEP).
The former Chief Justice and a group of angry retirees were seen protesting in the streets of the Finance Ministry yesterday, requesting that their retirement savings be spared from the program.
She raised a sign that read, “Our rent, medical bills, electricity bills, and water bills are all dependent on bond yields.”
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Source – Tru News Report