COVID-19: NDC will support govt’s plans to protect economy – Mahama

Former President Mahama and the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama has called on the government to publish its plans to protect the economy including a possibility of a statement to Parliament of the expected impact of COVID19 on the economy.

He explained that although the NDC will support and assist the government’s effort outlined to help deal with the spread of the disease, the government must tell the citizenry the economic impact it would have on them.

In a Facebook Live video, former President Mahama said: “This is not the time for words, it is a time for action, what the government did not address is the wide-reaching economic impact of the pandemic, we’ve seen governments around the world make bold moves to protect their economies and we should expect our government to respond rapidly to the challenge.

“I call on the government to publish its plans to protect the economy including a possibility of a statement to parliament of the expected impact on our economy and the disruptions of COVID-19 on global supply chains and international travels and I also suggest that a comprehensive budget review to parliament may be necessary subsequently.

“The coronavirus is not only an Accra or Tema challenge and there is the need to ensure the provision of isolated centres in all regions of the country,” former President Mahama advised.  -classfmonline.com

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