The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, passionately advocates for Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as Ghana’s next leader, asserting that Bawumia possesses the unique capability to build upon the economic successes the country has recently enjoyed.
Citing compelling economic indicators, Ofori-Atta underscores the significant reduction in inflation, dropping from 54% to a commendable 35% within the span of a year. He also notes a modest currency depreciation of merely 6% and a noteworthy doubling of expected economic growth, surging from 1.5% to an impressive 3%.
Highlighting these achievements, Ofori-Atta asserts, “Last year, inflation was 54%, now reduced drastically to 35%. Depreciation of the currency from February to now is about only 6%. We were expecting economic Growth to be 1.5 but has doubled to about 3%. If we continue to work hard, I am very sure that we will have a much stronger economy, and Bawumia is the only one who can take it forward. I honestly can’t see anybody coming in for four years and having the capacity to be able to take us where we want to go. 2024 will be better for Ghanaians.”
In an interview at Kyebi on December 9, 2023, Ofori-Atta reiterated his confidence in Bawumia’s ability to lead, stating, “I am very sure. I am very confident that the economy will turn around. It is difficult for me to understand how anybody can do much in four years.
That is just a reality of the situation, and therefore when you have economic challenges, the question is, as you believe we have turned the corner and are moving ahead, I think those able hands are needed, and Bawumia should be able to do that.”
Expressing positive anticipation for a prosperous 2024, the Finance Minister firmly believes that under Bawumia’s leadership, Ghana will experience further economic growth and stability.