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Bawumia’s spurious lecture has lies in every line – Veep

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Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has promised to take on each line of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s recent lecture and expose the lies in each line.

The Vice president, who shelved his initial plan to respond to the lecture by the running mate of NPP’s Akufo-Addo at one sitting, said such lies are better exposed on political platforms because what Dr. Bawumia did was pure politics instead of economics.

Speaking at the party’s manifesto launch in Sunyani Saturday, Mr. Amissah-Arthur who is a former governor of Bank of Ghana accused Dr. Bawumia, who is also a former deputy governor of Bank of Ghana, of “trying to use figures to bamboozle” Ghanaians for political gain.

The lecture was themed, “State of the Ghanaian Economy – A Foundation of Concrete or Straw.” But instead of doing justice to the economic situation in the country, Dr. Bawumia rather chose to engage in “spurious analysis”, he claimed.
Insisting that the lecture was full of lies, the Vice President stated that claims that the NPP government between 2001 and 2008 increased Ghana’s GDP to 459 percent is false.

“If even the economy improves by 8 percent by a year, you only double that GDP in 9 years.” he explained, “How is it possible that the economy that was not growing at 8 percent, [but] at 3 percent, 4 percent and so on that in 8 years some doctor is saying it grew by almost 500 percent, it is not possible. He is using figures to deceive us.”

amisah-bawumiaAlso, he said Bawumia’s comparison of what the NPP was able to do with a certain amount vis-à-vis what the NDC was able to do when it took over from the NPP as flawed.

“So I have decided that everywhere we go I will take one of his lies and explain to you why they are lies. So don’t believe what you read.

“I only got my copy of the things he said he read three days ago and when I read it, every line there is a lie there, I can destroy that line.”

Mr. Amissah-Arthur is therefore promising to take on “another one of the lies” when on his tour to the Ashanti and Eastern regions.

Listen to the Vice President

Story by Isaac Essel | 3news.com | Ghana

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