The Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (CDG-Gh) has called on the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to show some level of intellectual honesty.
According to the Caucus Dr Bawumia has constantly told lies in his presentations to the nation with polished figures.
The CDG-Gh in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Dr E. K. Hayford described Dr Bawumia’s constant lies in all his presentations as an art of propaganda.
The statement maintained that Ghana’s economy is close to collapsing. Saying an economy that receives 53 billion in revenue; but seeks to borrow 150 billion to finance its budget and a whopping 346 billion National Debts is a clear sign of a collapsing economy.
“Academia is usually characterized by honesty. For Dr Bawumia constantly to tell lies in his presentations with polished figures is an art of propaganda. I am however of the opinion that propaganda at best should be left to foot soldiers and not to intellectuals.” Portion of the statement read.
Below is the full statement
24TH August 2020
POLITICS OF ARROGANCE, BRUTE FORCE AND LIES: GHANA DESERVES BETTER
The Caucus for Democratic Governance, Ghana (GH-Gh) with this article, seeks to analyse the governance politics of the day. General opinion suggest that Ghana deserves more than what is being presented by the NPP Government.
Politics directed to projecting tribal State Capture is a jacket that does not fit Ghana. Indeed, politics driven by inordinate ambition, greed and scramble for wealth through corruption destroys national growth and prosperity. Politics that neither respects the citizenry nor listens to the voice of the oppressed sends bad signals to the tax payer and voter.
Leadership is all about inspiring people through dialogue, not through the barrel of a gun or use of force. Leadership is being able to discern the needs of the country and its people, and working for their good.
A Government suppressing and creating constant fear through : the application of Police and Military terror; the display of unbridled impunity, and arrogance; serving as clearing agent and shelving Committee reports the use of terror groups and Police to suppress and shoot people, during Ayawaso West Wuogon by-election sending armed soldiers, to border towns in the Volta Region, with the mandate to suppress registration and to search houses of innocent citizens at night ; is a bad and irresponsible Government.
A Government that falsifies macro-economic data during budget presentation in Parliament, but gives the true figures to IMF, is a bad Government. A Government that promises and tells lies to deceive people on its achievements is a bad Government.
Ghana`s economy is close to collapsing. An economy that receives 53 billion in revenue; but seeks to borrow 150 billion to finance its budget is a clear sign of a collapsing economy. An economy that has 346 billion National Debts; yet Dr Bawumia the chief economist leaves his terrain and takes over – as usual – the shameful duty of presenting falsified data on NPP achievements.
Academia is usually characterized by honesty. For Dr Bawumia constantly to tell lies in his presentations with polished figures is an art of propaganda. I am however of the opinion, that propaganda at best should be left to foot soldiers and not to intellectuals.
Dr E. K. Hayford
Executive Director, CDG-GH
Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH