Ex-President, John Dramani Mahama has categorically stated that mismanagement in the country is the cause of hardship in the country, not covid.
Taking a swipe at President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo affirmed that the COVID-19 pandemic has become the convenient excuse for President Akufo-Addo and the NPP government for their mismanagement of the economy.
Speaking at the NDC Professionals Forum on Monday, September 6, 2021, at the Cedi Conference Centre of the University of Ghana, Mr. Mahama made this assertion.
“COVID-19 has become the convenient whipping boy and has been cited as the reason for the crisis we face now and the attendant economic hardships. Yes, COVID-19 affected the economy, and no one can dispute that. It is however not the main reason why we are in the current hole we find ourselves.”
“COVID-19 only became a pretext for reckless election-related spending, which produced the largest-ever budget deficit in the recent economic history of Ghana last year.”
He has thus charged the government to accept that it is their mismanagement of the economy and thirst for consumption expenditure is that has plunged the nation into the current crisis.
“This government must accept that it is their mismanagement of the economy, their thirst for consumption expenditure, and the desire to spend beyond our means to win elections that have plunged us into the current crisis, not necessarily COVID-19″, he stated.
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