Edem Agbana made this statement on GOOD MORNING GHANA on Metro TV today when he was giving his submission on the introduction of new taxes in the 2021 budget.
"Prior to the 2020 elections, this government made all sort of noise about the fact that, our economy is so robust. So, they are providing freebies and that we could afford the luxury of all the freebies that they are providing.
What I have seen with this new budget is that, the government has clearly engaged in robbing Peter to pay Paul.
Before the 2020 election, they created an impression that despite covid-19, our economy was is so robust and can afford giving out freebies. Free electricity, free water, free everything.
The elections are over, now reality is dawning on us that the economy is not robust as they were preaching prior to the elections. So, they are going to introduce new taxes and tax Ghanaians to pay for this freebies.
I think that, it is so insincere on the part of the government and I am praying that as the debate begins on the floor of Parliament, Members of Parliament will reject some of these taxes. Especially the petroleum taxes and the 5 percent taxes on the banking sector clean up." - he stated
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