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Handicapped Bawumia cannot salvage disastrous Akufo-Addo – Fifi Kwetey

Ghana|Myjoyonline.com|Joy News
7 May 2012 | Politics
Dr Bawumia at his Ferdinand Ayim Memorial lecture riled many in government
Dr Bawumia at his Ferdinand Ayim Memorial lecture riled many in government

Deputy Finance Minister Fifi Kwetey has dismissed suggestions the presidential ticket of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been enhanced with the emergence of Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia as a stronger partner after his recent presentation on the state of the economy.

Political watchers believe Dr. Bawumia, courtesy the lecture, is now seen as a more confident, open and better communicator who now brings more to the ticket than he did in 2008.

But Mr. Kwetey told Joy News contrary to the perception; Dr. Bawumia comes with a massive handicap whilst Akufo-Addo is a disaster.

He said apart from Dr Bawumia's handicap, “the person he is partnering is an absolute disaster; no matter how good you are if you are partnering a disaster you clearly are not good enough.”

The former Propaganda Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress said the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana has been part of the collapse of the economy of Ghana.

“They left behind an economy that was in intensive care unit, Bawumia was in charge of that! Bawumia was part of a process that left TOR (Tema Oil Refinery) on its knees; that crippled Ghana Commercial bank; that brought difficulties to the banking sector; he was part of the team that led the cedi into collapse…” he claimed.

Mr Kwetey wondered how with what he called such serious liabilities, anybody would think that Dr Bawumia is an asset to the NPP.

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