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General News of Tuesday, 11 February 2020


Twitter users attack NDC's Felix Kwakye Ofosu over Bawumia criticism

Former Deputy Minister of Information under the NDC, Felix Kwakye Ofosu scored a Twitter own goal when he attempted an audacious response to Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia's comparative analysis between the NPP and the NDC over exchange rate management record.

Speaking at the Government's Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi earlier today, Dr. Bawumia provided a Bank of Ghana data from 1992 which indicated that the average annual Cedi depreciating record of 8.7% under the current government, was the best management of the Cedi by any government in its first term under the 4th Republic.

Dr. Bawumia compared the current government's "best record" of 8.7 form 2017 2020 to the immediate past NDC's annual cumulative depreciating record of 18% between 2016 to 2019.

In a attempt to respond Dr. Bawumia on social media, Felix Kwakye Ofosu was attacked for accusing the Vice President of lying.

"The Ghana Cedi depreciated by 13.7% in 2019. How can Bawumia they have performed better. Perhaps he believes our media won't fact check him," Kwakye Ofosu wrote, in obvious misunderstanding of the subject.

Some Twitter users, likely sympathizers of the ruling government were quick to attack Kwakye Ofosu following his twitter post.

"Bawumja said average depreciation for 3 years ooo.....just sum the yearly depreciation and divide by 3....that's the average. Argue with facts," A twitter user by name Stephen Anim replied Felix Kwakye Ofosu.

"I guess you didn't hear average. How do we calculate average. Ahwala Ankasa, gyama eny3 serious," a twitter user Stephen Anim told Felix Kwakye Ofosu.

Another user Eghan Osei told Kwakye Ofosu "Ur head die paa oo.....he said average depreciation for 3 years. Check the yearly depreciation rate and divide by 3 wai.....come again."

"Wo ne b)n de3.....keep quiet and listen to him well. Quote what he said properly," another twitter user with the handle @GordonGyamera told Kwakye Ofosu.

"Stop this. If you are listening, then listen to the Vice President well," another Jojo Stephen told the former Minister.

"He said average depreciation Mr Felix. Over a 4 year period," another said to Kwakye Ofosu.

He disappeared from his series of responses to Dr. Bawumia's presentation.

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