Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr. has lauded former Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr Kwesi Botchwey over his excellent delivery on the state of Ghana’s economy.
Kweku Baako ‘saluted‘ Dr. Botchwey for giving credence to the economic ideas which was put forward by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Dr. Botchwey reportedly stressed the need for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MOFEP) to beef up its machinery so as to develop the country.
“There are problems with capacity that need to be addressed and that have been noted down at the forum,” he said and called on the Ministry to employ more competent “hands and also to shore up the capacity of the existing staff in the area of economic analysis.”
He also agreed with Dr. Bawumia on the economy saying “I offer no rebuttals to his lecture. I do agree with much of what he said.”
Contributing to Peace FM‘s political analysis programme, Kweku Baako Jnr. also expressed his thoughts about the position taken by Dr. Botchwey.
“I respect him, in fact, I salute him rather for the display of intellectual honesty in the way he acknowledged Bawumia’s preceding lecture…The NDC unfortunately look at Bawumia’s lecture through partisan lenses just because Bawumia was the running mate for the major opposition party. So, straightaway their reaction was predictable.
“But it was narrow. It was uneducated. I’m sorry to say so. It was non-intellectual.”