The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, is expected to address Ghanaians on the country’s worsening economic challenges on 7 April 2022, officials at the presidency have confirmed.
Following debilitating effects on the Ghanaian economy, including price hikes on fuel and commodities and depreciation of the Cedi, there have been calls on the Vice President to address the issues publicly.
Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM on Tuesday afternoon, a spokesperson at the office of the Vice President, Dr. Gideon Boako said Dr. Bawumia will speak on the economy at a public forum.
Multiplicity of factors, including the Covid-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have largely contributed to economic meltdown across the globe, and Vice President Bawumia is expected to address how these factors have impacted the Ghanaian economy, as well as measures the government has taken to address the situation.
Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the Ghana economy was on the rise with positive indicators, earning positive ratings from global economic watchers.
The already tight situation, due to covid, has also been worsened by the invasion of Russia in Ukraine.
Nonetheless, critics of the Vice President, especially members of the opposition NDC, have been on the Vice President’s neck to speak out.
As a confident public speaker whose characteristic is to make his case and comparisons with data, the public, surely will be keen to hear from the Vice President on the 7th of April.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH