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Ranking Member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, Isaac Adongo, has said the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has run away from the economy because he has been defeated at the sector.

He says that is the reason the Vice President who is the Head of the Economic Management Team (EMT) has shun from issues regarding the economy.

His comments come on the back of the Finance Minister’s statement that the economy is now on the path of recovery, saying that the opposition cannot campaign with it.

Speaking at a joint press briefing with the IMF Monday, July 01, 2024, on the economy and the second review of the IMF-supported programme, Dr. Adam expressed confidence in the country’s economic trajectory.

“I am confident that our economy is certainly on the path of sustained recovery, and we will continue to work tirelessly to ensure sustainable growth and prosperity for all Ghanaians,” Dr. Adam stated.

The Minister highlighted several key developments in June 2024 that underscore this progress. These include reaching agreements on debt restructuring with both the Official Creditor Committee (OCC) and Eurobond holders, as well as the IMF Executive Board’s approval of the second review of Ghana’s programme implementation.

Reacting to the comments Wednesday, July 03, 2024, the Bolgatanga Central lawmaker stated that the economy is still in ruins, the reason the head of the EMT has failed to make comments on it in recent times.

“His boss himself, having realised that, has run away from the economy. Dr. Bawumia has run away from the economy. When was the last time you heard him talking about the economy? Because the economy has given him a better beating now. If you are somebody who talks too much and brags, the economy will deal with you,” he said on Accra-based JoyNews.

Commenting on the Vice President’s quest for power to fix the economy holistically, Mr. Adongo noted that the assertion alone affirms the failure of the NPP administration.

“What’s his record? He tells us that they’ve messed up and he will come and clean the mess. It means that you have failed as a government. You now think that we can isolate you from the government and give you power to come and do something better than your government?” he quizzed.

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