The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo, has dared Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for a debate on the economy, indicating that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful has contributed nothing in his six years in office.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP said the Vice President has moved from talking about the economy to singing the song of digitalisation, whose building blocks were laid by the NDC government.
“We built the biggest capacity data center to ensure that the Ghana.gov project which was to computerise government service had a place for data safety and for data storage,” he told journalists on Wednesday, June 21 at Parliament.
“Without these infrastructure, you can only dream about digitalisation, Dr Bawumia,” he directed his statement to the Vice President, who is on a campaign tour in the Greater Accra Region.
The Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament, subsequently, challenged the Vice President to an open debate on the economy.
“Now economy has whipped you, you’ve moved to Yahoo and say you are doing digitalisation. He should tell us his track record in building infrastructure for digitalisation.”
The NDC lawmaker said the days when Dr Bawumia’s track record was not known, and he was given the benefit of the doubt, are long gone.
“He has a record and anytime he is ready wake me up from sleep. He can choose his own venue, he can choose his own moderator. In fact, he can come with his own books for reference but just wake me up from sleep and say Bawumia says he wants to debate his vision and his knowledge about the economy and digitalisation and I will meet him.
“We will respond to him for every unguarded and lying statement he will make. If NPP decides to choose him as their flagbearer, that’s their problem but he must be factual. He must not take the people of Ghana for granted.”