Minister of Energy, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, has questioned why people blame Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for Ghana's economic woes.
Matthew Opoku Prempeh, who doubles as Member of Parliament for Manhyia South, stated in an interview on Peace FM's "Kokrokoo" morning show that he always gets "sad" when Dr. Bawumia comes under criticisms for being the Head of the Economic Management Team.
According to him, per governance structure, Dr. Bawumia cannot be held responsible for what happens on the economic front, explaining that the Economic Management Team is the only branch or group in government described as a "team", hence cannot be seen as an individual affair.
"I get sad when people blame Vice President Bawumia because it is the only Committee that's called a team. At the Cabinet level, we have Social and Infrastructure Committee and others but when we talk about the economy, we term it as Economic Management Team. So, we appointed experts on the team," he said.
The Minister also pleaded with Ghanaians to continue having faith in the Akufo-Addo administration to salvage the economy.
He noted that the New Patriotic Party is the only political party that, when in power, implements policies that give relief to Ghanaians as well as bring about national development.
Matthew Opoku Prempeh asked the citizenry to bear with the government and promised them that, "NPP will take Ghana out from IMF for us to get our relief".