Former Finance Minister Seth Terkper has called on Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to answer a series of questions before engaging in a “showdown” with former President John Dramani Mahama.
Seth Terkper’s demand for answers comes amidst heightened prediction that the Vice President could face Mr Mahama in the upcoming presidential election.
Seth Terkper, an economist with a deep understanding of Ghana’s economic landscape, issued the challenge during a recent interview with Starr FM.
He emphasized the importance of transparency and accountability when it comes to the nation’s economic policies and their impact on the lives of ordinary Ghanaians.
“Before we even consider a showdown between Vice President Bawumia and former President Mahama, the NPP led by President Nana Addo Dankwa and Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia must first address the pressing economic concerns that many Ghanaians have,” Terkper stated firmly.
He went on to assert that the electorate deserves clear and comprehensive answers to the economic questions they posed to the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
The former Finance Minister, therefore, asked Dr. Bawumia to answer the same questions he presented to the late former Vice President Paa Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
These questions span various aspects of the Ghanaian economy, from fiscal policies to job creation and inflation control.
Among the critical issues raised by Seth Terkper are issues about the current state of Ghana’s national debt, the effectiveness of government initiatives to reduce unemployment, and strategies for stabilizing the volatile exchange rate.
Seth Terkper stressed that these questions are not meant to be confrontational but rather to ensure that voters make informed decisions based on a clear understanding of each candidate’s economic vision.
As the political climate heats up, Seth Terkper’s call for transparency in economic matters serves as a reminder of the importance of informed decision-making in choosing the next leader of Ghana.
It is expected that Vice President Bawumia accepts the challenge and provides satisfactory answers to the 170 economic questions he posed to the late Amissah-Arthur.