Former Trade Minister, Ekwow Spio-Garbrah, has scored the Akufo-Addo-led government 30% on the economy and corruption fight.
Speaking in an interview scheduled to air on Metro TV at 8 pm today, the former Communications Minister said his damning verdict on the economy and corruption has already been proven by international anti-graft and rating agencies downgrading Ghana to junk status.
“On a scale of 1-10, where ten is the highest it would be very difficult for them to go above two. They can’t go beyond two. it would be very difficult. I won’t say zero or one because they have done something. But it can’t go beyond two or three, unfortunately, just because of this year. Maybe, last year or before covid-19 they were 4, 5, 6 at different times,” Dr. Spio-Garbrah told Metro Tv’s Jerry in the yet-to-be-aired interview.
“But the last few months especially, the depreciation of the cedi they are now in the 1, 2, 3 range,” he stressed.
On corruption, the Chairman of the African Business Centre for Developing Education (ABCDE) singled out the ‘failed’ fight against the illegal mining (galamsey) menace which has caused the distraction of water bodies across the country
“I don’t want to make it zero but you are the journalist who has shown Ghanaians numerous videos, films, and debates about our water bodies – just to give one area of general concern,” the NDC scribe stated.
Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah also took a swipe at the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia questioning his economic abilities to rescue Ghanaians from the present predicament.
“They painted him [Dr. Bawumia] as the wonder kid of the NPP who can perform all kinds of magic. Lock inflation up and give it to the IGP. Locks interest rates and gives it to the IGP. He locks things up and gives them to the IGP. But when they are looking for the key they can’t find it,” he jabbed.