Leader of the Movement For Change, Alan Kyerematen, has voiced serious concerns about the leadership of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Kyerematen boldly stated that Dr. Bawumia appears fatigued and lacks fresh ideas for Ghana’s progress, marking a significant critique of the current political landscape.
Alan’s criticism is not without precedent, as he has previously questioned Dr. Bawumia’s leadership during their collaboration on the government’s Economic Management Team (EMT) for nearly six years. The former Trade Minister expressed his doubts about the Vice President’s ability to bring innovative solutions to the nation’s challenges.
During the interview, Kyerematen cautioned against electing Dr. Bawumia as president in the upcoming December elections, emphasizing the potential pitfalls for the nation if such a choice were made. “Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is tired. There is nothing new he can do, and that is a fact,” Kyerematen remarked, making a bold statement that is to resonate in the political discourse leading up to the elections.
This critique extends beyond questions of fatigue, as Kyerematen also challenges Dr. Bawumia’s contribution to the country’s economic improvements. At the National Economic Summit on February 2, Kyerematen asserted that the Finance Minister should not be credited for the marginal economic improvements, stating, “The Minister of Finance has no right to be taking credit for the marginal improvements that we are seeing in the economy. Because it is clear that he was against Ghana going to the IMF.”
Kyerematen’s stance positions him as a vocal leader unafraid to express his reservations about the current administration. As the political landscape evolves in the lead-up to the December elections, Kyerematen’s remarks are likely to fuel debates on leadership, fresh ideas, and the direction Ghana should take for its future progress.
Story by Desmond Ato Quansah