A former Member of Parliament (MP) for Ejisu Constituency, Kwabena Owusu Aduomi, has dissociated himself from comments President Nana Akufo-Addo passed concerning the hardship Ghanaians are languishing in, despite the wealth the country is endowed with.
According to the Ashanti Regional Chairman hopeful, it’s only fair that the president defends his own statement since he is not in the know about the stateman’s reasoning behind the comments.
“I never stated that we are sitting on money. The one who made the statement should be answering for it because he has his reasons for passing the comments. Any politician who speaks has a basis for his comments and should be answerable to them. But of course, there is enough money in the country but it’s about how you manage it,” he emphasised.
Speaking on the economy, the former Minister of Roads and Highways said he has no basis to defend it and so can only leave the judgement to the “country’s economic managers”.
“I’m not an economist so I can’t defend that. On what basis am I even going to challenge people on the economic situation in the country? If you’re talking about the current hardship in the country, then I’ll say yes, I hear people complain every day. We all feel the pinch of hardship. However, if the economists claim they’ve managed the economy well, that’s up to them. But for Kofi Job [local constractor], I won’t even survive,” he added.
It was the first media appearance for Mr Owusu Aduomi since he declared intentions to contest the chairmanship race in the Ashanti Region.
Meanwhile, the leadership of the NPP is yet to set an official date for the polls at the polling station level through to the National level and later elect the party’s flagbearer for the 2024 elections.