General News of Thursday, 3 December 2015
New Patriotic Party (NPP) running mate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has described President John Mahama as a ‘competent’ person, albeit in a negative sense.
The President had complained a fortnight ago about the description of him as incompetent arguing that it is only former President Kufour and Rawlings that can describe him as incompetent.
The reason, he said is because the two have been Presidents in Ghana and understands the rudiments of governance.
But this protest, Dr Bawumia addressing the press on Wednesday said, was much ado about nothing as his [Mahama] government has shown itself to be very competent in running the country down.
“The NDC government is very competent at creating, looting and sharing, competent propaganda, competent at perpetuating dumsor, competent at collapsing NHIS, cancellation of teacher trainee allowances, competent at failing to honour statutory payments, competent at not paying contractors and making SADA Guinea fowls run to Burkina Faso and most importantly, it is very competent at failing to deliver its promises” he scoffed.
The mismanaged economy – which Dr. Bawumia said has brought untold hardships on the citizenry – gives credence to Mahama’s incompetence.
“The toxic mixture of incompetent and corruption created by Mahama has resulted in an explosion of suffering on Ghanaians” he stressed.
This notwithstanding, Dr. Bawumia said an NPP government under the leadership of Nana Akufo-Addo will work to reverse the hardship.