President John Mahama has said he cannot comprehend what informs Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s analysis on the economy.
According to him, it is difficult to appreciate why the NPP running mate continues to talk down the Ghanaian economy in spite of the ample evidence that the economy is on track.
“..Despite all the scientific basis even from outside…If somebody says the economy is going back, then I can’t understand, ‘I can’t think far, I can’t think madness’ but I know that it is propaganda because I have been a student of history, I have been a student of social psychology, a student of politics and others, so I know that when you want to win power you create a feeling of crisis; like the country is collapsing, and that is what they are doing here like it was done during the Brexit vote.
“ I can tell you on authority as President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces that this country is not in crisis and this country is not going backwards. She is going forward,” the president told students of the University of Ghana as part of his campaign in the Greater Accra region.
The comments come on the back of Dr. Bawumia’s attack on the President’s understanding of the economy in recent times. The former deputy governor of the Central bank has persistently described the President as incompetent in the discharge of his duties.