Minority Leader, honorable Haruna Iddrisu, has poured out his displeasure with the 2022 Budget read by the Minister for Finance, Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta at Parliament on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.
The budget nicknamed ‘AGYENKWA BUDGET’ seeks to relieve Ghanaians from the economic burdens and improve their living conditions.
During his presentation to parliament, Ken Ofori-Atta outlined policies and strategies to achieve the government’s efforts for alleviating the sufferings of the ordinary Ghanaian citizen.
Responding to the budget read by the honorable Minority Leader says the Finance Minister will be recorded in the Guinness Book of Records for what he believes is Mr. Ofori-Atta’s abysmal performance.
He ridiculed the Minister stating categorically, “it’s only Ken Ofori-Atta who ironically eases burdens to quote his words that there is no emotion about the suffering of Ghanaians, yet he is imposing further suffering, imposing a 1.75 MoMo transaction tax. So, it’s only Ken Ofori-Atta who eases suffering with the imposition of new taxes targeted at GHC 15 billion within this bad state of Ghana’s economy”.
“Mr. Speaker, with this promise of unsustainable debt, increase suffering and hardships, we are not in a haste to debate him. In addition, when you project the value from 53 billion to 80 billion within one year, the market have listened to you, Ghanaians have listened to you; this budget does not end any suffering. You will be credited in the Guinness Book of Records for borrowing more than any other Minister under the Fourth Republic,” he said.