The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central Constituency in the Upper East Region has insulted Finance Minister Ken Ofori-economic Atta’s management skills, warning him against borrowing to eat kenkey and fish.
According to Mr. Isaac Adongo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s ‘Walewale Adams Smith’ appears to have abandoned the sinking economic management ship and found refuge in the digitalization ship.
Mr. Adongo ridiculed the Vice President, saying, “The Vice President has shifted gears into digitalization, leaving economic management in the hands of the incompetent Finance Minister.”
“Since jumping ship, the Vice President has transformed into a ‘Yahoo guy,’ whose sole interest is how to fiddle with the internet in the name of digitalization,” he stated.
On Monday, January 17, 2022, Mr. Adongo said these in response to Bloomberg’s statement on how the economy has been run down on Accra 100.5FM’s nightly news section.
With Ghana’s economy on the verge of collapse, the NDC MP claims that the country can no longer rely on international borrowing to eat Kenkey and fish, as the Finance Minister has done since taking office in 2017.
“I’m shocked that the President has kept Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta on the job despite clear indications that the economy is in bad shape.”
“With his tendency for spending as a private person and a public officer, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta would not have come close to the position of deputy Minister in other jurisdictions,” he claimed.
He noted that what Bloomberg mentioned regarding the country’s debt levels is similar to what he [Adongo] said a year ago.
“Bloomberg is simply rehashing my complaints from a year ago, with government communicators dumping all manner of insults on my person as the MP for the people of Bolgatanga Central,” he said.
The legislator stated that the contentious E-levy will not be able to save Ghana’s economy, adding that if GHS20 billion could not help the situation, what can GHS9 billion do?
He believes that the situation can only be saved if the President cuts back on his lavish spending on matters like personal comfort.