The National Communications Officer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi, has thrown another heavy blow to the President Nana Akuffo-Addo led New Patriotic Party government for instituting more taxes inspite of the uncontrolled rise in the general cost of living in the country caused by covid-19.
Speaking at Good Morning Ghana show on Metro TV on Friday morning, June 4, 2021, the loudmouth NDC communications officer listed a number of issues that attest to the rising cost of living in Ghana. Chiefly among them were the rising cost of building materials such as cement, iron rods, aluminum roofing sheets, and general rise in transport fares and food prices.
According to Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi, a set of standard iron rods and a set of standard aluminum roofing sheets were selling at GH¢530 and GH¢2,800 respectively in the year 2016. However, as he is speaking, these amounts have increased by over one hundred percent (more than doubled).
"As of 2016, the market price of building materials were somewhat okay. At least you can buy a set of iron rods at GH¢530 and a full set of standard aluminum roofing sheets at around GH¢2,800. However, the price of iron rods is now about GH¢1,300, that is more than 100 percent increase. The price of aluminum roofing sheets is now over GH¢5,000 also representing over 80 percent price increment," Sammy Gyamfi told the host.
He also made mention of the recent increment in transport fares, and the overall general cost of living, saying that it is therefore very economically insensitive and unwise for the Nana Akuffo-Addo led government to impose so much taxes on the citizens in this covid-19 period after promising a no tax economy.
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