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Blame me solely for all economic mishaps – Akufo-Addo

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President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he is to blame entirely for the bad state of the economy.

He told parliament on Tuesday, 27 February 2024, during his State of the Nation Address that as the Executive authority, the buck stops with him.

A few weeks ago, Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, who is also the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer, said: "I am like a driver’s mate", a remark that drew criticism from the opposition who accused him of attempting to dissociate himself from the failures of the Akufo-Addo government.

"But if, by the Grace of God, you make me President, I will be in the drivers seat with constitutionally mandated authority to pursue my vision and my priorities," Dr Bawumia said on Wednesday, 7 January 2024, in a speech outlining his vision for Ghana.

"So, what do I want to do in terms of vision, priorities and policies if you give me the opportunity, by the Grace of God, to become President of the Republic of Ghana?"

"Ladies and Gentlemen, in this regard, I have been engaged in a lot of consultation and doing a lot of thinking in the last few months about lessons of the last seven years as well as my vision and priorities as I seek to become President of the Republic of Ghana". "Clearly, the initial conditions that we inherited in 2017 are not the same as will be in 2025. Therefore, my priorities will be different," Dr Bawumia explained.

He continued: "We have done many good things and I will be seeking to build on them.

"My vision is to create a tent big enough to accommodate all our people, to tap into the resourcefulness and talents of our people irrespective of our different ethnic, political and religious backgrounds, to channel our energies into building the kind of country that assures a food self-sufficient, safe, prosperous, and dignified future for all Ghanaians, to create sustainable jobs with meaningful pay for all, and for Ghana to participate fully in the fourth industrial revolution using systems and data".

Source: classfmonline.com