Akufo-Addo has lost confidence in Bawumia due to the poor economy – Odike

Akwasi Adai Odike, the founder of the United Progressive Party (UPP), has disclosed that the current economic difficulties the country is facing is causing problems in the New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Akufo-Addo has largely fulfilled promise of reducing hardship in Ghana – Bawumia

According to him, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is not happy with the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia due to this development.

Speaking in an interview on TV3 in Accra, Odike said the President has lost confidence in Dr. Bawumia.

“The President has lost confidence in Bawumia, the economy is not doing well”.

Touching on development in the Ashanti Region where he is based, Odike said the Region is not seeing much development the way other parts of the country are experiencing.

He stated that whereas Greater Accra has more interchanges, Ashanti region does not have enough of them.

“There is filth all over in Ashanti region,” he also said.

He further indicated that the work of the assemblies in the region have been politicized hence they are unable to deliver.

“Their work has been politicised,” he stressed.

In a related development, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta has said that the government is working assiduously to wrap up a bailout plan with the IMF.

He said Ghana is looking at getting an agreement that will be in line with key aspects of the programme that are reflected in the 2023 budget statement.

“In line with the President’s dialogue with the IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, negotiations will be fast-tracked to ensure that key aspects of the programme are reflected in the 2023 Annual Budget Statement in November 2022,” he added.

He said government is committed to ensuring that a comprehensive package is negotiated with the International Monetary Fund with the aim of restoring and sustaining macroeconomic stability, ensuring durable and inclusive growth, and promoting social protection.”

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