Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has responded to former President, John Dramani Mahama over recent promises made by the latter.
While outdooring his running mate ahead of the 2020 polls, on Monday, July 27, 2020, John Mahama, who is also the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress, among other things promised to pay all persons whose monies have been locked up following the revocation of licenses of some financial institutions in the country.
He said the payments will be made within his first year should he be given the nod in the elections.
“I pledge on behalf of the NDC that we shall within one year of being in office pay all funds that have been locked up with the collapsed financial institutions. Within our first year in office, we shall pay all the beneficiaries all funds locked up in the collapsed financial institutions and its a promise. We shall not put together any long term payment plan that will further worsen the living conditions of the victim,” Mahama promised.
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Mahama also promised to set up a financial services authority to forestall any future banking sector crisis.
John Mahama also took a swipe at the governing New Patriotic Party saying Akufo-Addo’s tenure has been characterised by corruption, nepotism, job losses among others.
Meanwhile, Vice President, Dr. Bawumia has taken on Mr. Mahama in a write-up released on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.
Dr. Bawumia said the 2020 polls will be about the performance of both leading presidential candidates and not promises.
“The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully, both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and a half years.”
“It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve.”
Dr. Bawumia insisted that President Akufo-Addo has performed better and Ghanaians can continue to trust and rely on his strong and compassionate leadership for another four years.
“On the basis of the performance record, the leadership of this country by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has resulted in much better outcomes than the disastrous outcomes under the leadership of John Mahama. Going forward, we can continue to trust and rely on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s strong and compassionate leadership in the next four years,” he further added.
Below is the full writeup by Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia
NANA AKUFO-ADDO HAS PERFORMED BETTER
The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Thankfully, both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years.
It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve.
1. John Mahama presided over a decline in economic growth for his four years in office while Nana Akufo-Addo has presided over higher economic growth in his first three years in office before the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. John Mahama presided over a decline in agriculture. Nana Akufo-Addo increased agricultural output and Ghana is currently exporting many food items as a result of the planting for food and jobs initiative.
3. John Mahama presided over low industrial growth during his four years in office. Nana Akufo-Addo has increased industrial growth and building and reviving many factories under IDIF, etc..
4. John Mahama presided over higher inflation. Nana Akufo-Addo has reduced inflation