Akufo-Addo has drilled GHC27bn hole in your pocket – NDC to Ghanaians

General News of Thursday, 21 November 2019Source: classfmonline.comAkufo-Addo has drilled GHC27bn hole in your pocket – NDC to GhanaiansMinority spokesperson on Finance, Cassiel Ato ForsonThe government of President Nana Akufo-Addo has taken GHS27,197,666,951 from the pockets of Ghanaians through taxes, levies and price hikes since coming into office in 2017, the Ranking Member of Parliament’s Finance Committee, Mr Cassiel Ato Forson, has said. Debunking claims by Finance Minister Ken Ofori-Atta that the government has put GHS12.2 billion in the pockets of the populace, the Ajumako-Enyan-Essiam MP told a forum organized by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at a post-budget forum that Ghanaians have rather been shortchanged. Delivering the 2020 budget statement in Parliament on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, Mr Ofori-Atta disclosed that the Free SHS policy has saved parents a total of GHS1.8 billion over the last three years. The Finance Minister further mentioned that electricity tariff reductions effected by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) effective 15 March 2018 resulted in savings of GHS1.8 billion a year for residential and non-residential customers which is money in the pockets of many Ghanaians. Mr Forson, however, gave the following breakdown of how much Ghanaians have rather lost since the Akufo-Addo government assumed office.


November 21, 2019 07:52 UTC

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