Alhaji Omar Bodinga, the NPP’s Eastern Regional 1st Vice Chair, has chastised senior citizen Sam Jonah for claiming Ghana’s economy is in bad shape.
Sam Jonah, he says, is one of the last individuals he expects to talk about the economy when he has done little to change it.
When the Ashanti Goldfields Company (AGC) mine and AngloGold Ashanti were both sold under his supervision, he felt all strong and mighty and had the audacity to criticize the government and say Ghana’s economy was struggling.
“I never wanted anyone like Sam Jonah to claim our country is in bad shape but never helping to improve it. Sam Jonah might have won the freedom to talk about our economy if he had started a pure water factory in Ghana, he said.
Alhaji Omar Bodinga said in an interview on Don Kwabena Peprah’s Epa Hoa Daben political display that Sam Jonah did little to turn Obuasi as CEO of the Ashanti Goldfields Company mine and has no moral authority to claim the economy under Nana Addo’s administration is struggling.
Sir Sam Jonah, the executive chairman of Jonah Capital, an equity fund based in Johannesburg, South Africa, said the combined effect of the country’s huge debt stock and the negative prospects for gold, cocoa, oil, and remittances as major contributors to national revenue, bodes ill for Ghana’s future in a speech to Rotarians in Accra titled “Down the up escalator – Reflections on Ghana’s future by a senior citizen.”