Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has responded to critics who have accused him of running away from the economy when "he is needed most".
The Minority and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) especially has been accusing the head of the Economic Management Team of going into hiding because he has no clue on how to save the economy which has taken a nosedive.
Addressing the media some few days ago, John Jinapor, Member of Parliament for Yapei-Kusawgu, questioned the ‘loud silence’ of the Vice-President, most especially on economic issues saying, “he has gone comatose; he is nowhere to be found.”
But addressing participants of an Agric students’ boot camp at the Jubilee House on Monday, the Vice President deflated those claims saying "No", he's not "left the economics behind".
“Sometimes people say we thought you are an economist but you are doing so much in the IT space, have you left the economics behind? No, no; not at all. In fact, it is because of the economy that I am focusing on the digitization. Because without building those pillars, our economy would not be able to stand on its own feet. We need to build those pillars to allow all our sectors in the economy to be able to compete," he said.
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