Fomer Member of Parliament for Ketu South Constituency in the Volta Region who is also a former Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Fiifi Fiavi Kwetey, has taken Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia head on over the hardship the 2022 budget will impose on Ghanaians.
According to him, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) promised to move away from taxation to production prior to the 2016 election that brought them to power.
He added that even though that was one of their major promises, they came to power only to renege on that promise by introducing what he calls humongous taxes on Ghanaian.
“You have a government that runs to power on the mantra that taxation is the lazy man’s approach to governance. A government that says you are moving the country from taxation to production and then you come into office only to slap these humongous taxes on ordinary people,” he stated in an interview with TV3 after the 2022 Budget Statement and Economic Policy was presented.
According to him, the introduction of these new taxes is callous, wickedness, insensitivity on the side of government and above all, it is hypocritical — “and that is the challenge that this country faces especially with Bawumia,” he added.
“As far as I am concerned he is the embodiment of deception, somebody who absolutely should not desecrate the high office of the land and if he has any consideration of running for the highest office of the land he better think twice and step aside because this country deserves better.”
“I can understand if they have the honour, the decency and the courage to apologize to the people of this country and tell the people that it was a mistake and they have learned but they have not had the decency and the courage to do that and as far as I am concerned this is inexcusable and unforgivable,” he further stated.