Is Dr. Bawumia really an economist or he only passed exams? – Hassan Ayariga ‘can’t think far’
Founder and leader of the All People’s Congress, Dr. Hassan Ayariga, has launched a serious attack at the vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, describing him as one who continuously exposes his terrible and shallow understanding on leadership and economic issues.
According to Dr. Ayariga, the vice president seems to have only passed examinations to become an economist and a PHD holder but in practice and reality, he lacks what it takes to be classified as such.
He wondered if whether Mr. Bawumia is really an economist or he only passed the exams to be called one.
Dr. Bawumia during a media engagement indicated that despite the heavy toll the coronavirus pandemic has taken on the country’s economy, the government’s policy programmes and plans are still in progress.
“Dr. Bawumia my brother, oh no. You have rather exposed your lack of Leadership and understanding of economic issues in this video. Wow, are you really an economist or you only passed the exams.” Dr. Hassan Ayariga added.
Dr. Bawumia has advised Mr. Mahama to speak based on the data available with regard to how the economy is performing and stop running the risk of embarrassing himself.
Mr. Mahama, in a Live Facebook interaction, said the economy, under the leadership of President Nana Akufo-Addo, was in intensive care the COIVD-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, this government has used a lot of propaganda saying the economy has been the best that we have ever had since independence. Unfortunately, just one month of coronavirus the economy is in ICU. If we didn’t run to the IMF for the one billion rapid credit facility, it is possible that in the next month probably salaries would not have been paid and so our economy is on ventilators, and it needs thinking to rescue it from the ICU, Mr. Mahama said.
Responding to the flag bearer of the National Democratic Congress after a COVID-19 response team meeting on Monday, 4 May 2020, Dr Bawumia noted that Mr. Mahama’s claims that COVID-19 has exposed how poorly the economy has been mismanaged was untrue.