Dr. Randy Abbey, the host of Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana, believes that Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s arrest of the depreciation of the Ghana cedis was an e-arrest.
In 2017, the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, while giving an account of the first 100 days in office of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government indicated that they have been able to “arrest” the depreciation of the cedi as well as made some 103 achievements.
In a humorous manner whilst delivering a 40-minute presentation, at a town hall meeting organised by Joy FM to assess the 100 days of President Akufo-Addo in office, the Vice President said the free fall of the cedi has been arrested, and the keys given to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for safekeeping.
Reacting to the current state of the economy, and the dollar to cedi rate, Dr. Randy Abbey insinuated that the cliams made by the Vice President in relation to the arrest of the cedi were not true.
According to him, the Vice President’s arrest of the dollar was nothing but a mere “e-arrest”.
His newly coined phrase comes at a time when digitalization has taken center stage in almost all discussions nationwide.
Right after Dr. Bawumia’s public lecture at Ashesi University last week, several Ghanaians have taken to their social media handles to add the letter “e” to almost everything in an attempt to make fun of the Vice President’s claim of massive digitalization.