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24-hour economy does not mean you can't sleep with your wives - Dr Apaak responds to Upper East Minister

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Dr. Clement Abas Apaak

7 months ago
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The Member of Parliament for Builsa South constituency, Dr. Clement Abas Apaak, has questioned the thinking of the Upper East Regional Minister's understanding of a 24-hour economy.

The Upper East Regional Minister, Stephen Yakubu, at a function in his region to mobilise support for Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia expressed the concern that implementing a 24-hour economy as proposed by the flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), former President John Dramani Mahama, would lead to people losing their wives to other men.

Mr Yakubu, for instance, said if farmers work throughout the night, it will be practically difficult for them to "sleep with their wives", something he expressed strong opposition to.

Former President John Mahama, who is seeking to be re-elected in the upcoming 2024 presidential election, during one of his Building Ghana Tour, proposed a 24-hour economy as part of his strategies to reshape the Ghanaian economy when voted for as President.

Since the announcement of the 24-hour economy proposal, many people have reacted to it, with Vice President Dr Bawumia describing it as "not a bright idea."

It was in the light of this that the Upper East Regional Minister also expressed his views on the proposed 24-hour economy by former President Mahama.

The Builsa North MP who appeared not satisfied with Mr Yakubu position and understanding of the 24-hour economy in a social media post said: "What has a 24-hour economy got to do with farming at night and sleeping or not sleeping with wives at night?

For Dr Apaak, Mr Yakubu's logic "typifies the silly and deliberate ignorance of Dr. Bawumia and the NPP."

He explained that "even in war zones, couples manage to do the needful" and so implementing the proposed 24-hour economy will not affect anybody's conjugal duties.

Dr Apaak said Dr Bawumia and the NPP have nothing to offer Ghanaians, wondering if any Ghanaian will vote for the party after taking them through unbearable hardships.

source: Graphiconline.com