The incessant attacks on vice president Dr. Bawumia by members of the opposition National Democratic Congress; especially, former president Mahama, is borne out of jealousy the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, has said.
Mr. Antwi Boasiako, has explained that the “competence” of vice president Dr. Bawumia makes members of the National Democratic Congress uncomfortable, hence their attacks on him.
He further noted that Mr. John Dramani Mahama had chosen to pick a fight with Dr. Bawumia mainly because the latter continues to demonstrate that “unlike the incompetent former president, there are thousands of Northerners who can manage top positions in government with ease without being corrupt”.
“Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and President Akufo-Addo’s introduction of the mobile money interoperability service in the country has bore fruit but what can you say about former president Mahama? He is known to be corrupt and is shocked Dr. Bawumia isn’t committing the same erronous mistakes he made whilst in office. He wants Bawumia to award contracts to his siblings just like he did with Ibrahim Mahama but he has waited for long and sees no sign of that coming.”
Mr. Bernard Antwi-Boasiako popularly known as Chairman Wontumi continued that the New Patriotic Party is blessed to have a gem like Dr. Bawumia whose presence has contributed significantly to the steady growth of Ghana’s economy.
He warned that insults from the NDC, won’t distract the Vice President from performing his task and for that matter, they should humbly learn from him rather than attack him.
A former appointee of former president Mahama, Felix Ofosu Kwakye is on record to have recently described Vice President Bawumia as a “narrow-minded” person. He made the attack after the Vice President had said the NDC, did not introduce any social intervention programme in its eight-year rule.
According to Felix Kwakye-Ofosu, Dr. Bawumia’s comment demonstrates he lacks the technical know-how when it comes to issues of social intervention, saying “There is a fundamental flaw of the appreciation of social intervention by the Vice President”.
But Chairman Wontumi responded by indicating that “mercenaries like Ofosu Kwakye and others should be forgiven since he lacks wisdom and served under a regime that institutionalized corruption”.
He explained that unlike the experience under former president Mahama, president Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia have managed to embark on several social intervention programmes to ease the sufferings of the people through the reduction of electricity and water tariffs, the abolition of nuisance taxes and expanding the welfare safety net by increasing the share of the District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) allocated to Persons with Disability (PWDs).
Chairman Wontumi noted that Dr. Bawumia played a role in providing opportunities for 100,000 graduates to gain practical experience through the Nation Builders Corps.
After taking over from the NDC, Chairman Wontumi explained that the current government has managed to expand the school feeding programme from 1.6 million to 2.1 million and have also expanded the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) to cover an additional 150,000 people.
He praised Vice President Bawumia for ably supporting President Akufo-Addo and advised former President Mahama to stop hating on him.
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