Presidential candidate of largest opposition party National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama has expressed his dissatisfaction with the performance of Finance Minister Ken Ofori Atta.
The former president is shocked by the poor performance by the finance sector headed by Mr Ofori Atta. According to him, the Nana Addo-led government should have done better looking at the kind of resources they left behind before his government was kicked out of power.
“The IMF has been a bit hypocritical in all these issues, we complained that the finance minister was cooking the books and that and he was not including big-ticket expenditure to the data. He used that to fool all the international agencies, he used that to fool the IMF, he used to fool fitch, he used that to fool the economic intelligence unit that they were better managers of the economy and but that is not true,” Mr. Mahama. told TV XYZ in an interview Friday.
He added: “With the kind of resources we left him, I’m surprised and shocked at his very abysmal performance. We did all we did with just one oil field and now he has many but look at the huge debt and still they have nothing to show aside Free SHS which even being funded from our oil revenue. We’ve always warned that Ofori Atta is cooking the books and they didn’t listen.”