Ghanaians are still groaning about the budget that was read in Parliament last week by Hon. Kyei Mensah Bonsu. Ghanaians are still confused as to why they will have to pay for things they had been told earlier were free. According to the government the country needs to pay for new taxes to cover up the cost of government and create a stable economy.
Many pundits have reacted to this budget with many veteran journalist asking questions. On Kevin Taylor’s ‘With All Due Respect’, the host called on Ghanaians to rise and act on the ‘abusive’ hand of the government. According to him the ‘Kumi Pre Ko’ demonstration led by Akufo-Addo, Pratt and Wreko-Brobbey in 1995 needs to be repeated so as to make government stop toiling with Ghanaians.
“The same thing that hit Jerry Rawlings in 1995 when there was the ‘Kumi Pre Ko’ demonstration must happen under Akufo-Addo. I am calling on Ghanaians to rise up and fight the excessive taxes the government wants to place on them. Ghanaians need to rise up. Government can’t squander money and later ask citizens to pay. The time to rise is now. We must let what happened under Rawlings to happen under Akufo-Addo. The taxes are too much” Kevin charged.
What do you make of the new taxes to be introduced? Is the government being considerate? Should Ghanaians resist this attempt at new taxes? Do you agree with Kevin Taylor?
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