Speculations are rife from the corridors of the NDC that John Dramani Mahama, the 2020 presidential candidate of the party, has named Professor John Gatsi as his running mate.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) flag-bearer for the 2020 election, John Dramani Mahama, per the reports making the rounds at the party headquarters, has confirmed to his inner chamber team the choice of Prof John Gartchie Gatsi to partner him for the 2020 election.
Professor John Gatsi is the Head of the Department of Finance in School of Business, University of Cape Coast, and Coordinator of MBA Oil and Gas Management Program under the Institute for Oil and Gas Studies.
His choice, according to sources, is to, first and foremost, counter the economic prowess of Vice President Bawumia.
Additionally, his partnering John Mahama would help the NDC court the elite and academia, going to the 2020 general polls.
Professor Gatsi has shared elaborate views on the economy of the country on air, and his in-depth analysis on the weaknesses in the current economy has been described by persons in government as punches that have exposed their mismanagement and little knowledge in running the economy of Ghana.
As a son from the stronghold of the opposition NDC, his choice would further to solidify the base against apathy as happened in 2016.
Who is Prof. John 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.
As an academician and teacher; he has contributed to the world of knowledge and the training and development of many young Ghanaians.