A member of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) wants President John Dramani Mahama to render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for his implied snide response to Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia on his recent lecture on “Restoring The Value Of The Cedi”.
President John Dramani Mahama, commissioning a water project at Kyebi in the Eastern Region last Wednesday, said government will continue to borrow and use the money for productive ventures. In an apparent response to suggestions that the government was borrowing too much, the President said there was nothing wrong with borrowing, provided the money was used for development.
“There are some who claim Ghana is borrowing too much and that it is increasing the nation’s debt stock, but I dare say if you borrow and use it prudently, you are on the right course and that is what is important……If today Ghana had electricity coverage of 75 per cent, which is next to South Africa in sub-Saharan Africa, loans had a good role to play,” the President stated.
Reacting to President Mahama’s response, Eric Nartey stated on Okay Fm that it is this pigheaded nature of the NDC that makes perform abysmally in government as they are used to attacking anyone who criticizes with them.
He further stressed that President Mahama should have used the platform he had at Kyebi to rather come up with an alternative approach to what Dr. Bawumia stated; if indeed he wanted to respond to the renowned economists’ analysis, and not impliedly hurl insult on the 25 million Ghanaian population.
“As for the President, anytime someone criticizes his government, the only response that he gives is insult. President Mahama’s response is purely an insult and this is not the first time he has been insulting Ghanaians anytime people criticize his decisions…..how can he tell 25 million population that you don’t spend the money on drinks?…..those who listened to Dr. Bawumia on the economy would have loved to hear from the government what they intend to do contrary to what Dr. Bawumia said……but his response was not directed to Dr. Bawumia because he (Bawumia) spoke to Ghanaians through the Central University College,” he asserted.