Leader and Founder of the United Renaissance Party (URP), Charles Kofi Wayo have lashed out at Mr. Yaw Osafo Marfo, a former Finance Minister under the ex-president Kufuorï¿½s administration, describing him as a ï¿½characterï¿½ who lacks the economic intellect and prowess to access the economic management of the Mahama-led administration.
He said, considering the financial blunders committed by Mr.Osafo Marfo when he served as Finance Minister out of which he went searching for a loan from a hairdressing salon and also signing a loan agreement without reading it, he together with his party would not have been better managers of the economy as ï¿½he and the NPP wants Ghanaians to believe.ï¿½
Speaking in an interview with The Al-Hajj, enigmatic Kofi Wayo explained that ï¿½ it is an insult to Ghanaians for ï¿½Marfo Safoï¿½ to come and be lecturing us on how to run the economyï¿½ if there is anybody to be blamed for the shocks in the economy, Marfo Safo and the NPP are to be blamed.ï¿½
The URP founder and leader stated that, but for the vigilance of the National Democratic Congress Members of Parliament during the reign of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Osafo Marfo would have led Ghana to sign dubious contracts with non existing foreign companies.
ï¿½Do you remember the CNTCI loan that Marfo Safo made a lot of noise about that later turned to be a scam?ï¿½ the address of the company was traced to a hairdressing salonï¿½ do you remember the scandalous IFC loan? ...do you remember the infamous admission by Marfo Safo signing a German debt-relief agreement without reading itï¿½ is this the man to lecture us on the state of the economy? He is a disgrace to economicsï¿½ he roared.
Mr. Wayo said, signing an international agreement as a Finance Minister without reading it is a justification for an unbelievable admission of incompetence and irresponsibility on the part of Mr. Safo Marfo that demonstrate that he lacks the moral right to criticize the Mahama-led administration.
The NPP led by Mr. Osafo Marfo last week referred to Ghanaï¿½s economy under the Mahama administration as being in tatters largely due to ï¿½the huge public debt; the lamentable fiscal deficit, the humongous arrears, unbridled overspending, worsening unemployment, deteriorating utility services, and failing social services.ï¿½
Speaking at a press conference christened ï¿½Ghanaï¿½s Troubled Economyï¿½ Mr. Marfo claimed that the 2013 Budget statement , which was presented as a set of remedies to give the nation a breakthrough, was only ï¿½hogwash of an assorted patchwork of propaganda.ï¿½
But in a sharp rebuttal, Chuck as Mr. Wayo is popularly known explained that it does not lie in the mouth of ï¿½elements within the NPP, especially Marfo Safo to tell Ghanaians what the economy looks like when he has shown enough incompetence when it comes to matters of the economy.ï¿½
ï¿½In any moral society, this guy should have been languishing in jail and not worrying Ghanaians with his so-called views on the economy,ï¿½ he added.
Source: A A Yayra/Al-Hajj/Ghana
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