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This is not the time for talkative Bawumia to play politics - NDC

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Thu, 7 May 2020 Source:

The Minority in Parliament has tongue-lashed Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for playing politics with the fight against the deadly coronavirus when the country is in a critical state.

According to the minority leader in parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, the impact of the COVID-19 on the economy has been devastating to the extent that lots of people have lost their jobs due to the outbreak of the disease.

He indicated this is the time government has to focus every attention on the COVID-19 that threatens the foundation of the country rather than comparing this national crisis to dumsor.

Haruna Iddrisu professed, “if government puts substance on COVID-19 and its impact on citizens lives and the life of the economy, you will not have a talkative vice president go to the level of relating that to dumsor.”

He averred that the Akufo-Addo government lacks foresight in the fight against the COVID-19 because they are more interested in seeking re-election for Akufo-Addo instead of thinking about the safety of Ghanaians.

Adding that, almost “3months into the pandemic, government has no idea about the scale of the problem as they are still trying to formulate a testing strategy that allows us to estimate the general prevalence of COVID-19 on a timely basis.”

However, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on Monday said the NPP government has shown better leadership skills in managing the economy and alleviating the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian against the COVID-19 crisis.

He explained that his comparison was based on how the previous government managed the 2013 to 2016 power crisis (dumsor), which crippled some businesses; and how the current government was managing the COVID-19 crisis.

Dr. Bawumia made the analysis during his interaction with the Presidential Press Corps at the Jubilee House.

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