An aide to former President John Mahama, Felix Kwakye Ofosu has described Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s lecture on the economy as a litany of excuses that should be dismissed. He noted that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) led administration has mismanaged the economy and has left the country with the worst economic situation in the fourth republic. Speaking on News and Current Affairs Programme, ‘Behind the News’, Mr. Kwakye Fosu’s noted Covid-19 and the Ukraine-Russian war has nothing to do with the economic hardship confronting the country.

Mr. Kwakye Ofosu also noted that the government’s debt stock has increased over the years compared to what was left when the NPP took power.

He questioned Dr. Bawumia’s explanation that the government used most of the money borrowed for projects across the country.

In a related development, Political marketing strategist at the University of Ghana, Dr. Kobby Mensah, who made this known on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem, Friday believes the lectures, especially the one he gave at a TESCON Training and Orientation Conference at Kasoa in the Central Region on April 7 are not helping his course and therefore he should put a stop to them.

“I think the Vice President should stop giving those lectures. Before 2016, people believed in his lectures because they wanted a new narrative that could give them hope but unfortunately, nothing happened and we still continue with those lectures, trying to paint pictures that people have long gone ahead of.

“I am not sure people still believe in his lectures these days because it is painting a very terrible image about him, it is not even palatable for a leader to be branded as a liar as people call him. I think he should stop those lectures and practically do the things and if the things start working, they will speak for him,” he said.