The Deputy Ranking Member on Employment Richard Quashigah has described the Vice President Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s comment on $2.25 billion 15-year bond as ‘jaundiced’.
An incensed Quashigah entreated the Vice President to learn to speak with diplomacy and dignity expected of a Vice President before the country is mocked by the international community.
In a statement signed by Mr Quashigah, it said “If indeed those were his words, then it is not only unfortunate, but a very jaundiced conclusion to have been made by him. If indeed the reportage as put out by the media is accurate, then he is advised to learn to speak with diplomacy and dignity expected of a Vice President or else before long he could cause this nation an incalculable international embarrassment. Assuming without admitting that the minority got it wrong, couldn’t he have clarified without insults?,” he asked.
The minority briefing Journalists on Tuesday accused the Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta of conflict of interest in the issuance of the bond.
But Alhaji Bawumia commenting on the issue told Journalists, “It shows a lack of understanding. The minority has never understood this economy. It shows ignorance and I’m so sad this is coming from people who should know better. Maybe they should read a little…we are doing even much better. They are really demonstrating a lot of ignorance in the process of managing the economy.”
He called on the Vice President to withdraw and apologise to Ghanaians for his ‘unfortunate’ comment.
“Mr. Bawumia, the current Vice President of Ghana, must do the excellent thing by withdrawing and must apologize to the good people of Ghana. The use of intemperate language is unbecoming of the Vice President,” he admonished.