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He is presently not in his usual comfort zone

Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School has given Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia low marks for his April 7 State of the Economy Address.



According to Dr. Kobby Mensah, Bawumia lacked confidence in his very own lecture and in so doing did not show some of his typical strategies whilst turning in addresses of this type.


Dr. Mensah stated especially the absence of direct jabs at critics, slogans and trademark laughter of the Veep as signs that ‘he's now not in his consolation zone.’


Bawumia has been less assured in his personal lecture considering that he started out. He’s no longer in his comfort zone. No jabs, no slogans, no stomach snort, greater glitches, moments of dysgraphia, pensive and jittery target audience, no longer to talk about selective evidence,” the educational tweeted minutes after the over -hour lecture ended.


In his cope with, Bawumia made an admission that the financial system become dealing with headwinds before taking place to explain the primary causes – which he said were the effect of COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.


He also hooked up a defence of the authorities’s intervention in looking for to reboot the economic system and ease modern hardships.


He pointed at interventions which among others covered the scrapping of 18 taxes since the New Patriotic Party, NPP, resumed power. He insisted that the celebration’s file become in advance of that of the erstwhile NDC authorities.


On the situation of the Electronic Transfer Levy (E-Levy), currently assented to by means of the President, Bawumia simplest noted it in passing as one of the interventions the authorities turned into employed to curb the monetary malaise.


Despite being a topical trouble due to the fact that November 2021 when it became delivered within the 2022 price range, the Vice President – who's head of the government’s Economic Management Team – has but to make a definitive pronouncement at the tax degree.

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