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You can’t absolve yourself from economic 'mess' – Mahama tells Bawumia

By Vincent Ashitey
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Former President John Mahama says Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia cannot evade responsibility for the ongoing economic crisis.

Mahama argued that, as a key figure in Cabinet, Dr. Bawumia is involved in decision-making and cannot distance himself from the nation’s economic challenges.

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This comes after Bawumia at a public lecture at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) on Wednesday, February 7, said the Economic Management Team (EMT), that he chairs does not have decision-making powers.

According to him, the EMT only advises Cabinet.

A claim Mahama disagrees with.

“Now all those who contributed to the mess are trying to run away from it as if they are not part of it…. people have begun saying they were not in charge….” Mahama was speaking to NDC faithful in Tamale in the Northern region as part of his town hall meetings.

“None of them can escape responsibility because they’ve all been part of this. They all took those decisions together. Anytime they were going to borrow from the Eurobond market, they approved it in cabinet; they sat in cabinet and approved it,” former President Mahama stated.

He said Dr Bawumia was also part in all the loans that the Akufo-Addo-led government took, saying “Six years, you went and borrowed 13.5 billion dollars and you did nothing with it. So, today, you can’t come and tell us you were not part of it. All of them are part of the mess we find ourselves in it.”

He was of the view that considering the mess that the Akufo-Addo-led government has created, “Ghanaians are going to send them packing for the hardships they’ve inflicted on us.”