President John Mahama has described Sunday’s manifesto launch of the New Patriotic Party as an insult festival.
The President who was the main target of many of the attacks on the day tweeted “Michelle Obama quote appropriate for Ghana too after the NPP insultfest of Sunday. “When they go low, we go high”.
Among the numerous jabs that were thrown at the President, running mate of the NPP Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia asked him to stop embarrassing himself with the latest rating of the Ghanaian economy by Moody’s firm.
“Ghana’s rating under Moody’s is still B-. It is only the outlook that has been revised, and that is not equivalent to a ratings upgrade. Sometimes one wonders whether they don’t read or they don’t understand. So, let me give Mr. President a free piece of advice, Mr. President, please desist from embarrassing yourself by stating that Moody’s has upgraded Ghana. Your economic management team should explain that difference to you.
He added: “The Mo Ibrahim 2016 report on governance shows that on virtually all key indicators such as safety and the rule of law, human rights, economic opportunities, infrastructure, human development, business environment, health and public management, all these indicators, Ghana is worse off today than it was 10 years ago. The IMF in its recent review of the Ghanaian economy has warned that Ghana is on the cask of a financial and economic crisis.
“Notwithstanding this abysmal record, President John Mahama is actually asking Ghanaians where the economic crisis is. He is clearly out of touch. Mr. President the economic crisis is out there if you care to look out of the Flagstaff House”.