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04-Apr-2019  
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Ernest Owusu Bempah
 
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So the NDC put together a lecture on the economy and their main speaker couldn't even make a single sound and intellectual argument to counter what the government economic management team put out?

Can the NDC elevate the discourse? How can you possibly elect Adongo, a mere accountant to respond to an economic stimulus analysis as presented by the inimitable internationally recognised economist, Dr Mahmoud Bawumia speaks?

Is the NDC saying Isaac Adongo, Ato Forson, Fifi Kwetey and the likes are anywhere close to Alan Kyerematen, Prof Gyan Baffoe and Dr Akoto Osei and Osafo Maafo?

While Ghanaians are clamouring for serious brains to counter the renowned Economist, Dr Bawumia with facts and figures, the NDC in its usual fashion has paraded babies with shape teeth, and without any substance to make a fool out of themselves.

The whole NDC response to Dr. Bawumia is so laughable. It is one of the many sad episodes in Ghanaian politics. In twenty-first century democratic Ghanaian politics, some of our politicians have the habit of intellectualizing idiocy. They speak ill of commonsense where their nascent ideas are laid bare in the face, and their intellectuality questioned.

In an unrelated anecdote, I am beginning to understand why some educated Ghanaians would think that the Ghanaian economy could become Africa’s Singapore if the government allows them to flood our ports with rickety automobiles.

These “anansesem adisua” is the source of our nation’s underdevelopment.

Where was Adongo’s conscience when he made his bizarre remark on the exchange rate? Am I am truly hearing this comment coming from Isaac Adongo, the pauper-politician, who thought that he possessed the magic wand to wish away the nation’s problems.

If Adongo is the NDC's best brain, then I really understand their handling of the economy. I also understand how the NDC brought Ghana to it's knees, and it has to take the good works of the current regime to restore some dignity back to governance.

One would have thought that a fine brain like Dr Kwesi Botchwey or even the failed former Finance Minister, Seth Terkper will lead the economic argument of the NDC, but here we are with the NDC in their usual worst reducing public discourse into a child's play with "Adongonomics" (churning out of caricature of figures without verifiable sources and substance).

Where was Isaac Adongo when the economic management team under the erstwhile Mahama touted that the meat is down to the bone?

The entire sound bites generated at the NDC's economic lecture in response to the government economic management team can best be described as an anticlimax.

The NDC needs to take Ghanaians serious and put forward scholars worthy of their name in response to serious governance issues. As for the likes of Adongo and Ato Forson, the least said about them, the better.
 
 
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