The vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is expected to break his silence on the distressed economy at a public lecture in April
Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia will on 7 April 2022 speak on the Ghanaian economy, his spokesperson Gideon Boako announced on Tuesday (22 March).
Following the debilitating effects on the Ghanaian economy, including price hikes on fuel and commodities and depreciation of the Cedi, there are calls on Bawumia as the leader of the Economic Management Team to address the issues publicly.
Boako told Accra-based Asempa FM that his boss will speak on the economy at a public forum in April.
Multiplicity of factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, have largely contributed to economic meltdown across the globe, and Bawumia is expected to address how these factors have impacted the Ghanaian economy, as well as measures the government has taken to address the situation.
Prior to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the Ghana economy was on the rise with positive indicators, earning positive ratings from global economic watchers.
The already tight situation, due to COVID, has also been worsened by the invasion of Russia in Ukraine.