We can’t sleep with our wives – Stephen Yakubu on Mahama’s 24-hour economy

Regional Minister for Upper East, Stephen Yakubu, has dismissed former President John Dramani Mahama’s proposed 24-hour economy stating that it isn’t appropriate for farmers.

Speaking at an event in the Upper East Region, as seen in the video below, Mr Yakabu expressed concerns that the policy could negatively impact the conjugal stability of the local farmers.

According to the regional minister, 24-hour economy is a bad idea because while farmers are working at night, “people” will come and take the wives away.

“The vice president is saying that he understands the region. He says that this 24-hour economy, my brothers, when we work in the farms and we are tired in the night we have to sleep with our wives.

“We have to be with our wives. In the night you want us to go and be farming and then people will come and take our wives away?”

Stephen Yakubu on Mahama’s 24-hour economy

Stephen Yakubu’s statement aligns with Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s criticism of former President John Dramani Mahama’s proposal for a 24-hour economy.

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John Mahama, the National Democratic Congress flagbearer as part of his campaign message has suggested that such an economy would foster economic growth and job creation, particularly for the youth.

However, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party has countered this proposal, arguing that it lacks creative thinking. The disagreement over the feasibility and effectiveness of the 24-hour economy is shaping up to be a focal point in the political discourse.

“This is one idea that John Mahama thinks that he has brought, it is a bad idea, it is an idea that hasn’t been thought through so I want you to compare me to John Mahama, who has the ideas to transform this economy.

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“The track record of John Mahama doesn’t show innovative thinking, it doesn’t show ideas, the track record of Dr Bawumia is idea after idea. I have my own priorities and I have my own vision, when I become president I will bring more ideas and you will hear them very soon,” Dr Bawumia stated at a recent campaign stop in the Northern Region.