Mon, 05 Feb 2024 Commentary

Sammy Gyamfi roasts Kofi Bentil for defending Bawumia

By Samuel Abokyi || Contributor
Sammy Gyamfi roasts Kofi Bentil for defending Bawumia

In a response to Kofi Bentil's recent article urging Ghanaians to give Vice President Bawumia a "fair hearing," Sammy Gyamfi, in an open letter, countered the arguments and defended his stance on the current economic situation in Ghana.

The National Communications Officer of the NDC Lawyer Gyamfi accuses Bentil of attempting to whitewash Bawumia's poor record and sheds light on what he believes is a failed economic management.

Gyamfi begins by reminding Bentil of the extensive platform Bawumia had in 2016 to articulate his economic plans through numerous lectures and forums. He argues that Ghanaians were captivated by Bawumia's rhetoric, trusting him with the country's economic management.

However, Gyamfi contends that what is needed now is action, not more lectures, especially considering the perceived economic challenges under Bawumia's watch.

Responding to Bentil's claim that Bawumia was only an advisor to the Akufo-Addo government, Gyamfi points to the contradiction in NPP's own narratives, highlighting instances where Bawumia received credit for initiatives such as Agenda 111, the drone delivery system, and digitalization projects.

Lawyer Gyamfi questions why President Akufo-Addo praised Bawumia's "stellar leadership" of the Economic Management Team and credited him for positive economic results in the 2018 SONA.

He challenges Bentil based on Bawumia's statements when in opposition, including posing 170 questions to then Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur. He accuses Bentil and other NPP supporters of attempting to manipulate the narrative and dismisses the defence of Bawumia as political subterfuge.

In a direct and unapologetic tone, Gyamfi asserts that Vice President Bawumia is responsible for the current economic challenges faced by Ghanaians. He dismisses any attempt to whitewash Bawumia's image and urges Bentil to accept the truth. Gyamfi concludes by advising Bentil to abandon the seemingly doomed agenda and find another avenue for his defence.

The letter from Sammy Gyamfi, with its confrontational style, adds fuel to the ongoing debate about the economic performance of the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, providing a glimpse into the heated political landscape in Ghana.


Dear Kofi Bentil,
I just read your write-up calling on Ghanaians to give Bawumia a hearing, ahead of his needless and useless lecture, scheduled for 7th February.

For your information, Ghanaians gave Bawumia ample hearing in 2016, when he held countless lectures and fora, to propound lofty but deceptive economic rhetorics.

At each of those lectures, Bawumia diagnosed the challenges of Ghana’s economy and proceeded to fix our problems rhetorically. Ghanaians were so much in awe of Bawumia’s "charm" and "wizardry" that they trusted him to manage Ghana’s economy.

Need I remind you, that at a time when Bawumia as chairman of the Economic Management Team, has supervised the total destruction of the economy, what is required of him, is ACTION and not lectures? This is trite and you of all people should know that.

As for your claim that Bawumia has only been an advisor to the failed Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government, even President Akufo-Addo and Bawumia himself will disagree with you on that.

If that were so, why do you and other NPP surrogates continue to give Bawumia credit for the Agenda 111 initiative, the Drone delivery system, government’s so-called digitalization initiatives, among others?

Can you tell us why President Akufo-Addo in his 2018 SONA, lauded Bawumia’s “stellar leadership” of the Economic Management Team, and credited him for what he described as positive economic results at the time?

If the logic of your argument is to be accepted, then on what basis did Bawumia in opposition, pose 170 questions to then Vice President, Paa Kwesi Amissah Arthur?

What do you take Ghanaians for Mr. Bentil? Some zombies?

It is a fact that your new Boss Bawumia, is responsible for the unprecedented economic mess Ghanaians are currently faced with. No amount of political subterfuge can change this fact.

Accept this truth and spare yourself the ordeal of trying to whitewash a failed and discredited economic messiah, who has proven to be hopelessly empty and pathetically dishonest.

This agenda of yours is dead on arrival (“yaamutu”), try another one please.


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