Naana can do the job; she can debate any economist at all – Kwesi Botchwey

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Ghana’s longest-serving Finance Minister, Prof Kwesi Botchwey says he’s of the firm conviction that running mate to NDC flagbearer, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang can do the job as the country’s Vice President when the NDC wins power.

According to him, the Vice President slot is not the preserve for only persons with a background in Economics hence those criticising the NDC’s choice of a running mate do not appreciate the dynamics of politics.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the outdooring of Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang as former President Mahama’s running mate, Prof Botchwey said the diverse background of the former UCC Vice-Chancellor will be enough to ensure her success as Vice President when the NDC assumes the reins of power.

“There is nothing in our laws and Constitution or anywhere that says that a Vice President must be an economist. What you need is to be a good social analyst with the tools and ask the right questions and be focused on the business of national development. That’s all you need. Naana [Opoku-Agyemang] is a good manager. She has a proven track record. She’s led a public institution. She can do the job and she can debate any economist,” he said.

The economist also revealed that he decided not to put himself forward in the running mate nomination to allow for fresh faces.

“I think that every party, our party [NDC] especially has forged a generational transition so that we, the older ones can step back a bit to provide guidance and support.”

“We can’t have the same generation or people leading the party. That was my view and I think I’ve been vindicated, you’ve seen Naana, she is very focused, she is very driven, she is humble, she is well-spoken, she is every bit of what we will want to see in the vice-president.”

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