Ghana’s incumbent president in the person of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described Mahama’s tenure as an unmitigated disaster, adding that his economic track record, from 2013 to 2016 was abysmal cum disastrous.
President Akufo-Addo said this on Friday, 10th September 2021, in response to a question posed by a journalist at Vovradio, in which she referenced a statement made by former President John Mahama accusing the current government of economic mismanagement.
Responding to the statement, the President stated that “I wonder whether this statement was made tongue in cheek by the former president. When you look at the record that this political leader, who can accuse my government of mismanagement, there are a few facts that when you put on the table to compare his performance and mine, it would tell you whether what I am offering the people is economic mismanagement.”
He continued, “I wonder what words should we describe his (Mahama) stewardship of Ghana. It is an unmitigated disaster, that’s what I would call him.”
“He is not on strong ground when he is talking about the economy. His track record, I am reluctant to use these strong words, but in normal parlance, I would say it is abysmal and, therefore, he has no lessons to give me at all in the management of the economy,” President Akufo-Addo added.
According to President Akufo-Addo, under the tenure of office of John Mahama, the economic growth rate in 2016 stood at 3.4%, the lowest in two decades; with all other macroeconomic indicators pointing in the wrong direction.