The National Democratic Congress Flagbearer for the 2020 election, John Dramani Mahama per credible reports, has confirmed to his inner chamber team the choice of Prof. John Gartchie Gatsi to partner him for the 2020 election.
A highly placed source to the John Dramani Mahama and a player in his inner chamber confirmed it.
The selection of John Gatsi according to the inner chamber of John Mahama is to counter the economic prowess of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and also as a bait to garner votes from the middle class and academia.
Gatsi is very known for his criticisms on this current government in fiscal and monetary policies.
As a son from the stronghold of the opposition NDC, his choice is to solidify the base against apathy has happened in 2016.
He is also known well in the central region the home of former president John Evans Atta-Mills.
PROFILE OF PROF.GATSI
Prof. John Gartchie Gatsi is a Ghanaian who has contributed to many national economic discussions over the years and believes in continuous improvements in economic management that delivers lawful benefits to citizens.
Prof.Gatsi had his Elementary education at Ohawu in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region. He completed his Secondary school at Keta Senior High Secondary Technical School where he obtained his ‘O’ and ‘A’ level certificates in 1993 and 1995 respectively.
He also fulfilled his National Service Obligation at Ketasco after Sixth form.
John Gatsi completed his undergraduate education, BSc Administration in the year 2000 and again served under the National Service Scheme in Some’ Secondary School at Agbozume in the Keta South District of the Volta Region.
He worked briefly in the private sector before eventually joining the then VAT Service now Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) where he worked mainly at Compliance and Debt Management Unit.
H e holds BSc Adm, LL.B. He also holds MSc International Accounting, MBA and MSc Finance. He further holds Ph.D. in Finance and Barrister of Law(BL).
He is an alumnus of University of Ghana, University of Gothenburg (Sweden), Blekinge Institute of Technology (Sweden) and Central University of Nicaragua and Ghana School of Law.
He is a Chartered Economist and Lawyer. He is also a Chartered Petroleum Economist and member, Institute of Directors-Ghana
He won the 2016 UCC-SRC Best Lecturer Award. He is the Founder of John Gatsi Educational Foundation. He is an active contributor to national economic management discourse and participated in the 2014 National economic forum which firmed up the homegrown economic strategy.
He is currently, the Head of Department of Finance in School of Business, University of Cape Coast and Coordinator of MBA Oil and Gas Management Program under Institute for Oil and Gas Studies