The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will speak on the economy today Thursday, April 7, 2022.
He will be using the opportunity of an invitation extended to him by the National Youth Wing of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the Danquah Institute (DI) to address issues on the economy.
There have been public calls for the Vice President, noted for his economic prowess, to speak on the economy.
Some critics have in recent times, asked about the whereabouts of the Vice President at a time Ghana’s economy was going through some challenges as a result of Covid-19 and the ongoing Ukraine/Russia invasion which has had global effects on oil and economic activities.
Dr Bawumia has been at the forefront of Ghana's digitalisation agenda.
His political opponents, have accused him of intentionally recently shying away from commenting on the economy.
But responding to his critics last week when he addressed participants in this year’s agricultural students career guidance and mentorship dialogue bootcamp (AG-STUD Africa Bootcamp 2022) at the Jubilee House in Accra the Vice-President said: “Sometimes people say ‘well, we thought you were an economist, but you’re doing so much in the IT space.
Have you left economics behind?”
“No, no, not at all. In fact, it is because of the economy that I am focusing on digitisation because without building those pillars, our economy will just not be able to stand on its own feet.