Japhet Festus Gbede
Japhet Festus Gbede

Mr. Japhet Festus Gbede, a communication team member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, has been going viral for taking the vice president of the Republic of Ghana to the cleaners.

In a Facebook post dated July 2nd, 2022, Mr. Japhet, the Akatsi South NDC constituency communication team member, has called on Ghanaians to organize a demonstration demanding an answer to the 170 questions he asked the late Papa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur when he was the Vice President.

His comments come after President Akufo-Addo has asked the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to support economic programmes put together by the government.

This was done through a telephone conversation between the President and the IMF Managing Director, Miss Kristalina Georgieva.

The young and Vibrant Akatsi South NDC Deputy communication officer hopeful, Japhet Festus Gbede has tasked Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to break his silence on the worsening economic plight of Ghanaians that is leading the country back to IMF for an economic bailout.

He said the Vice President was very vocal while in opposition but has suddenly gone mute over the recent hardships Ghanaians are facing while in government.

Bawumia, in the run-up to the 2016 elections posited on several media and campaign platforms that the questions represented the ills of the management of the economy by the Mahama government and that the answers by Amissah-Arthur could help understand the perceived struggles of the economy.

Japhet Festus Gbede sees the set of questions as the key to unlocking Ghana’s economic potential and believes that the man who devised them while in opposition should be able to put them into action now that he is in power.

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I stated unequivocally in one of my media appearances that this useless government will seek an IMF bailout despite imposing their obnoxious E-Levy on the good people of this country, and here we are today.

So all of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s economic prowess as part of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo-led NPP government’s Buga Buga + Takashi economic management team couldn’t help our deteriorating economy?

Those who advocate for equity must do so with clean hands. I would like us to organize a demo for Bawumia to respond to his 170 questions. 

He complained about Mahama’s GDP, Inflation rate, and unemployment rate; what is the GDP, inflation, and unemployment rate now? What goes around must come around. Mahama has had Ebola and he also suffered from COVID.

The economic crisis hit the Kufuor government but he dealt with it because he was sensible. There is oil and revenue growth so why the unbearable hardship?

The best time for another 48 hours of protest to demand answers to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s 170 Economic questions is now!!

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