You were not presidential candidate when you said ‘fix the economy if it is broke’ -Hannah Bissiw to Akufo-Addo

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National Women’s Organiser of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Dr. Hannah Louisa Bissiw has replied to president Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assertion that he will not oblige former president John Mahama with any responses on issues he has raised because he is not a presidential candidate and that he only responds to presidential candidates.

According to her, the president was not a presidential candidate when he made the famous ‘if the economy is broke, fix it’ comment, adding that he was also campaigning to be elected presidential candidate of the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), whiles late president John Evans Atta Mills was at the helm of affairs.

In her estimation, the president’s comments smacks of arrogance laced with the ‘yentie obiaa’’ posturing, adding that he is taking the generality of the Ghanaian people for granted.

‘’What it means is that the president is saying that the woes and cries of traders, trainee nurses, trainee teachers, importers and exporters, commercial and taxi drivers who on a daily basis cry of hardship have no right to complain. It means they are complaining for nothing because they are not presidential candidates. That is the import of the president’s statement’’ she said.

According to the former deputy Minister for Agric, instead of concentrating on fixing the challenges being faced in the economy, the president is rather fixated at frivolous and petty squabbles with the former president.

President Akufo-Addo speaking at the 25th anniversary celebration of the University for Development Studies over the weekend said the former president was seeking his attention, per some of the pronouncements he is making on his campaign platforms, saying he will not respond to him because he is not yet a presidential candidate.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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