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    Accept that your economic policies did not help Ghana – Ato Forson chides Bawumia

    The Minority Leader in Parliament, Dr. Cassiel Ato Forson, has launched a scathing critique against Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for his recent statements regarding the authority of the Economic Management Team (EMT), chaired by Dr. Bawumia himself.

    Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has provided clarification regarding the authority of the Economic Management Team (EMT), which he chaired, emphasizing that it lacked decision-making power.

    In his remarks delivered at the University of Professional Studies, Accra, on Wednesday, February 7, Dr. Bawumia highlighted that the EMT operated as a sub-committee of the cabinet, where its role was limited to offering recommendations rather than implementing them.

    As he outlined his vision for the nation and his aspirations for leadership, Dr. Bawumia underscored his intention to leverage decision-making authority effectively once elected as President.

    “I was, thankfully, appointed as Chairman of the Economic Management Team (EMT). As a sub-committee to the Cabinet, we do not have any decision-making powers, but I am very proud of the quality of advice we have been providing over the years to the Cabinet,” he stressed.

    Dr. Ato Forson, who leads the NDC MPs in Parliament, has vehemently denounced Dr. Bawumia’s assertions, dismissing them as false and unacceptable to the Ghanaian populace.

    He argued that Dr. Bawumia’s remarks appeared to be nothing more than excuses for the shortcomings of the EMT, which have imposed significant burdens on the Ghanaian people.

    In a social media post, the former Deputy Finance Minister emphasized the vigilance of Ghanaians, stating that they would not be swayed by Dr. Bawumia’s rhetoric.

    Dr. Ato Forson urged the Vice President to assume responsibility for the failed policies under his leadership and to implement any improved strategies he may have, rather than focusing on aspirations for the presidency.

    “How come Dr. Bawumia is now downplaying the role of the Economic Management Team and his chairmanship at a time when the full impact of the government’s bad economic policies is adversely impacting the people of Ghana and Ghanaians are facing excruciating hardships? Why is Dr. Bawumia running away from his role and making it look as though he has something new to offer the people of Ghana?”

    “For the record, Dr. Bawumia superintends the Economic Management Team, where all key decisions regarding the national economy are taken.”

    “These decisions are then taken to Cabinet, where Dr. Bawumia justifies them with the Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta for approval,” he said.


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