A ranking member on the finance committee of parliament Hon. has likened Ghana’s economy to kwashiakor.

According to him the economy lacks the necessary ingredients that will enable Ghanaians enjoy the full potential of the economy.

“How can you go around telling the international community you are building a resilient and robust economy when you are building a ‘kwashiakor ‘ economy with negative growth that is collapsing every day”, he asked.

The lawmaker is also accusing the current administration of cooking figures about the real state of the Ghanaian economy to deceive the international community as a way of wooing investors when the actuals compared to what is being claimed varies.

Mr Adongo said this cannot be a growing economy the NPP government is trying to sell to the world insisting that, the country is not an oil and gas country but one that uses the service, manufacturing and agriculture sectors that unleashes its full potentials in order to create sustainable employment for its youth.

“You are delivering shrinking manufacturing sector, you are shrinking power sector and as a matter of fact you are delivering a shrinking ICT sector that is the main driver of the national economy which is declining from 21% to 13% by the end of 2017, so clearly the Ghanaian economy is in very very bad shape and that cannot be the economy they are touting about”, he stressed.