Former President John Mahama has taken a swipe at the Vice President, Dr Mahammudu Bawumia, saying his inability to comment on the challenged economy is because the cedi has arrested him.
Recall in 2020, the vice president made headlines for stating that prudent economic decisions have held the cedi’s fall against the dollar at a time, stating that the government had “arrested” the cedi and locked it up.
But with a consistent fall of the cedi against major trading currencies recently, there have been questions about what happened to the vice president’s claim that the cedi has been arrested.
According to John, Bawumia could not arrest the dollar as he promised when he was coming into power adding that it is the dollar that has arrested Bawumia instead.
He made this known during the launch of the TEIN App held at the UPSA Auditorium where he said;
“Daily price increases, fuel price adjustments and nose-diving currency which has rather arrested the person who said he had arrested it. The dollar has rather arrested him. So we are looking for him we can’t find him. We will ask the IGP if he has the key so that we could find where our Vice President was.
We are gathered at the time when our country is facing economic and social hardship. The Akufo-Addo led government that came to power on the back of mouth-watering promises to make life better for Ghanaians and ensure rapid development of our country has so badly mismanaged the economy. We have been plunged into the most debilitating economic crisis in our four decades.
Indeed, we all recollect those mouth-watering promises including one by the current President to transform this country Ghana within 18 months.”