Veep Bawumia

Author: Kofi Agbeko || Political Activist

As Ghana approaches the 2024 general election, it is crucial for citizens to critically evaluate the economic landscape that has unfolded under the leadership of Dr. Bawumia as Vice President and head of the Economic Management Team (EMT).

The imposition of a barrage of taxes, from the controversial e-levy to the 10% tax on betting and lottery winnings, has left Ghanaians grappling with an unprecedented financial burden.

Dr. Bawumia, now the presidential candidate of the ruling NPP, attempts to distance himself from the economic plummet, claiming to be a mere ‘mate’ and shifting the blame onto Nana Addo.

However, a comprehensive analysis of his role in spearheading the Economic Management Team reveals a stark contrast to his attempts to disassociate himself from the nation’s fiscal turmoil.

From the moment the NPP took office in 2017, Ghanaians have witnessed a relentless onslaught of taxes, levies, and price hikes that have eroded their purchasing power.

The exchange rate has skyrocketed from USD 1 to Ghc 3.9 in 2016 to an alarming USD 1 to 12.4 in 2024, further exacerbating the economic plight of the nation. Dr. Bawumia’s management of the economy has contributed significantly to the current dire situation.

The promises of economic stability, job creation, and improved living standards have fallen flat, as Ghanaians grapple with increased unemployment, a struggling educational system, and a healthcare sector under immense strain. Dr. Bawumia’s legacy is one of broken promises, deceit, and an apparent lack of concern for the welfare of the people.

As the presidential candidate, Dr. Bawumia’s plea for trust falls on skeptical ears, given his track record of imposing burdensome taxes and presiding over an economy that has left many in despair.

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A vote for Dr. Bawumia in the upcoming election is a vote for more hardship, increased unemployment, a crumbling education system, and a healthcare delivery system on life support.

Ghanaians must unite and make an informed decision in the 2024 general election. It is imperative to reject the NPP’s leadership, characterized by deception, lack of integrity, and a failure to prioritize the well-being of the people. Dr. Bawumia’s attempt to distance himself from the economic catastrophe is an affront to the intelligence of Ghanaians. A vote for the NPP is a vote for the continuation of policies that have led the nation down a path of economic decline.

In conclusion, Ghanaians should stand together, rise above political divides, and cast their votes against the NPP in the upcoming election. The need for a change in leadership is evident, and it is time for the nation to chart a new course toward prosperity and genuine development.

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