There is nothing new to expect from Bawumia’s economic address today-Economist

Economist Jerry Jelili Afolabi, has posited that the number of economic lecturers are becoming one too many with no positive impact on Ghana’s economy.

‘’Everybody is organizing a lecture. Some are also organizing press conferences on the economy but for me I think these lecturers are one too many,’’ he told Kwabena Agyapong on Frontline on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm.

In his view, these lectures have lost their substance because they do match the realities facing Ghana’s economy.

Mr Afolabi said prior to the 2016-general elections, a number of economic lecturers were organized but these lecturers have lost their substance without any practical solution.

He was reacting to the scheduled economic lecture to be addressed by Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

The Vice President will today [Wednesday] address the public on the economic gains Ghana has made since the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) took over office.

He will bring Ghanaians up to date on the state of the economy as well as key prospects for the country, ads the team meets hundreds of Ghanaians at a town hall meeting.

The town hall meeting will be largely interactive. This will give the public a chance to be heard and become part of the government’s decision making, his spokesperson Dr. Gideon Boako, has said.

But Mr Afolabi believes nothing new would come up at the town hall meeting.

‘’Is the lecture going to be different from the others they have organized in the past? What new are they going to tell Ghanaians?’ he said.

He wants government to tell Ghanaians new things since that would make the economic lecture more relevant.

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