Bawumia should apologize to Ghanaians for his failure to manage the economy – TEIN

Bawumia should apologize to Ghanaians for his failure to manage the economy – TEIN

The Tertiary Education Institution Network (TEIN), a youth wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), has informed Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia that the local economy is deteriorating under his leadership as head of the economic management team.

In a statement, TEIN urged the Vice President to accept responsibility for his failures and apologize to Ghanaians.

Their comment comes after Dr Bawumia slammed critics of the government’s zealous push to digitalize the country’s economy.

He emphasized that a digitized economy is a vast economy, which he believes is self-evident to every Sixth Former.

“Ladies and gentleman, the digitized economy is a massive economy,” he stated at the 76th graduation ceremony of the Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon, on Saturday, November 13.

“That should be obvious to anybody who has done Sixth Form Economics and they should understand,” he added.

“But if you don’t understand that it is a massive economy, then you shouldn’t blame me. You should blame your Sixth Form Economics teacher.”

The Vice President’s comments come after his opponents threw a barrage of criticisms at him for reducing economic management to digitalization.

It followed his address to students at the Ashesi University on Tuesday, November 2 on ‘Transforming An Economy Through Digitalization: The Ghana Story’.

Some of his critics said he appears to have taken up the role of the Minister of Communications and Digitalization. Others such as John Dramani Mahama said the economy is still in serious crisis under the current government.

The former President said at a public lecture on Wednesday, November 10 that the solution to the country’s problems has been reduced to PR, sloganeering, divisive rhetoric, populism, plain political deception and suchlike.

“Beyond these spirited linguistic acrobatics, the plain truth, which we all see and feel, is that the Ghanaian economy is in deep crisis,” the former President stated at the end of his 16-region ‘Thank You’ tour.

“At the micro-level, we feel the heavy impact of a troubled economy when we go to the market and find prices of basic items rising with alarming rapidity.”

But Dr Bawumia believes the measures put in place by the current government by way of the digital infrastructure have already even begun paying dividends.

“Through digitalization, we have been able to tackle corruption at the Passport Office,” the Vice President stated.

“It used to be very endemic [but] today you can sit at home, apply for your passport and it can actually be delivered for you at home.”

But in a statement signed by its Deputy Coordinator, Ekow Djan, TEIN said “Ghana’s economy is in deep crisis under the self-styled economic guru Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

“This is the time we expect the Vice President to eat a humble pie and apologize to Ghanaians for his failure as the Head of the Economic Management Team. Ghanaians can no longer bear this hardship”.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group

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