On Wednesday, 20th March, 2019, the Minority Caucus on Finance through a group called The Ato Forson Led Caucus (AFLC) during one of its press conferences asked five (5) economic questions for the Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to answer. And these were questions, the Minority in their capacity found them very critical, technical and difficult to answer.
Aside from the scope of the questions proving to the whole world how ridiculous, lame, ignorant, and economic neophyte and amateur the Minority especially Hon. Ato Forson; its leader and Minority Spokesperson on finance, is, it also proved that the Minority had no idea and understanding of the content of their questions, and whom exactly such questions were to be directed to, a clear case of square pegs for round holes. A vivid scenario of how a dumb teacher got questions from another dumber teacher whom he assumed smarter than him, so he didn't cross check and also had no idea if the questions merited a class he predicted to exam it with or not?
The Minority's misdirection of the questions meant for the Central Bank to the Vice President also clearly showed they got the questions from another who was even more clueless than how they even assumed themselves to be.
Furthermore, despite the questions didn't merit an answer from the office of the Vice President they directed it to, H.E Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia still pardoned them of their error and got one of his "small boys"/"mentees" specifically Dr. Gideon Boako, a Technical Economic Advisor at the Office of the Vice President, to answer and through that school the Minority led by Hon. Ato Forson on their economic and finance ignorance since the Economic Guru; Dr. Bawumia, found the questions too simple, and something way below his economic and finance intellectual capabilities.
Dr. Gideon Boako, a Technical Economic Advisor at the Office of the Vice President answered the Minority's five economic questions on Friday, 22nd March, 2019, two (2) clear days after the Minority led by Hon. Ato Forson threw the five questions as a challenge to the Vice President, and yet after approximately one (1) month and two weeks after the questions got answered, the Minority led by Hon. Ato Forson has not been able to come out with their question's Marking Scheme for the world to assess and verify whether Dr. Bawumia's "small boy": Dr. Gideon Boako, had it right or not.
I can only conclude that Hon. Ato Forson, the entire Minority Finance Committee, the entire Minority and the entire NDC are so dumb that they are so perfectly clueless about the answers to their questions that they don't want to risk a debate over the answers given by Dr. Gideon Boako to aid in exposure of their ignorance.
And so if Hon. Ato Forson, Hon. Adongo & co are the economic sages of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) whom are going to be their last hope of steering the financial and economic affairs of Ghana if they ever cling onto power in the future, then Ghanaians shouldn't ever take such a huge dangerous risk, because with their level of arrogance associated cluelessness, they would place the economy of the nation in a far more worse economic mess than as it was even under the reign of the former President John Dramani Mahama from 2012 to 2016.
Hhhmm, may God be praised always
Nana Kwadwo Akwaa
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Member, Critical Thinkers International (CTI)
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