Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Running Mate to the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s flagbearer has said he never lied to Ghanaians about the figures he churned out at a recent lecture concerning a Ghc918-million bailout package Ghana got from the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana told the African Christian Network in New York, on the sidelines of a fundraising dinner that people make such “blanket” statements “when they don’t have anything to say.”
“I gave a talk: 70-paged paper, and quite well researched and well documented so [I’m] quite comfortable, and in fact I don’t even understand what can be misleading.
“The question was: ‘Will the IMF anchor hold?’ I said this is why we got into the IMF: You were spending too much relative to revenues, which is true; You were borrowing too much, which is true; your external payment position has deteriorated, which is true; your growth is reducing, which is true; so You ended up at the IMF and the IMF will impose certain conditions, which is true; and if you don’t do certain things right, the anchor will not hold, which is true.
“So I’m not quite sure what it is that is not true that I said, but I think the supporters of this government and this government itself are reluctant to admit the truth even when it hits them in the face,” Dr Bawumia told the TV network.
Source: Daily Graphic
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