Ex-Vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has asked his successor Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to concede the country’s economy is struggling, despite efforts to revamp it.
He said the economy under the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has not been any better than it was under the past government.
Mr Amissah-Arthur told Joy News’ Central Regional Correspondent Richard Kwadwo Nyarko on the sidelines of a National Democratic Congress (NDC) meeting Friday, the current Vice President has to answer some 170 economic “questions” he posed to him during the 2016 election campaign.
Ex-Vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur
Dr Bawumia tossed 170 “questions” to the then Vice-president over his government’s management of the economy, which he said was built on “straws.”
The questions ranged from revenues to expenditure, but Mr. Amissah-Arthur after indicating his preparedness to respond was unable to directly address the so-called questions.
The “170 questions” appeared to be more of statements and claims and therefore did not need a response, the then Vice-President said.
But nearly one year in opposition, the former Vice President has asked Dr Bawumia to respond to his own questions since he is a “great economist.”
“Economic questions don’t change over time [so] he can answer them,” he told the Joy News’ reporter.