Communications Minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has said in an interview MyNewsGh.com monitored that former President John Dramani Mahama was fast asleep when she and others were thinking about Ghana and its COVID-19 response at 2am midnight.
According to her, the former President has no idea how to help fight the novel coronavirus because he is still sleeping.
The former president, speaking in a live telecast on Thursday April 23, 2020, said the coronavirus pandemic has exposed the economic propaganda of the Akufo-Addo administration.
Mr. Mahama said the economy “is on ventilators and it needs thinking to rescue it from the ICU… if we didn’t run to the IMF for the $1 billion rapid credit facility, it is possible that in the next two months probably, salaries would not have been paid.”
In reply to Mahama’s comment on Asempa FM, Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful said: “When we were thinking about Ghana at 2: am, John Mahama was sleeping so I will be magnanimous maybe he is not sure of the impact coronavirus has had on the global economy,” she stated.
The Communications Minister maintained that the devastating effect of the pandemic has affected all economies including Ghana.
“Look at the American, Chinese, English, French, Italian economies, the whole world is facing a recession worse than the Great Depression,” she stated.
He urged Mr Mahama to quit the cheap partisan politics and allow the government to focus on the fight against coronavirus.
“We are too busy to give him back what he is dishing. We have more important things to worry about because people are dying, businesses are collapsing,” she said.
Source: MyNewsGh.com / Michael Agyapong Agyapa/2020