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It is not enough to just lecture on economic management – Mahama

Former President John Mahama has accused the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) of economic mismanagement.

Prior to the 2016 elections, Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the then-running mate of the then-presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered several lectures on the economy about how the NPP would rejig the economy and take it to high levels should the party win power.

Mr Mahama believes the Akufo-Addo-led administration has failed to make good on that promise.

The former president, who is campaigning to lead the NDC as flag bearer for the 2020 elections, said the lesson to draw from that failure on the part of the Akufo-Addo government is that: “It is easier to give political lectures on the economy than to manage the economy”.

“Any Economics lecturer can give lectures on the economy but not every lecturer can manage the economy”, Mr Mahama emphasised.

He also wondered where the dams, factories and 275 million dollars promised every constituency in the country by the NPP, can be found.

Mr Mahama was addressing delegates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Tatale Constituency of the Northern Region, as part of his campaign to lead the NDC into the 2020 polls.


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