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“ The Government Should Look At Cutting Down On Corruption”-Ablakwa Tells The Majority In Parliament

The member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Honorable Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has advised the government to as a matter of urgency, cut down on corruption instead of imposing more taxes on the ordinary Ghanaian.

The member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament was addressing the house on the 2022 budget during the 17th sitting of the 3rd meeting of the 1st session of the 8th Parliament today, November 23, 2022.

Parliament has started debating on the 2022 budget and there are divided opinions between both sides of the house.

Mr Okudzeto Ablakwa says members of the minority would not accept the imposition of further taxes on the ordinary and would not allow themselves to be convinced by members of the majority but would only do what their constituents tell them.

Honorable Ablakwa has also accused the government of reckless expenditure prior to the 2020 elections because the government wanted to retain the seat.

He indicated that, this period is not the right time for the government to impose further taxes on Ghanaians but offer relief to ease the challenges of the ordinary Ghanaian.

”This side will not support the imposition of further taxes. We will not support the momo tax, we will not support this property rate increment, we will not support the attempt to increase fees and charges by 15%. Indeed, this is not the time for taxation. Other countries are cushioning their people and not imposing further taxes. Government should look at cutting down on corruption. The CDD and Afro-barometer reports gives this government a bad score on corruption. Reckless spending on chartered flights, etc” he posited.

He indicated that the government cannot be allowed to impose further hardships on the ordinary Ghanaian.

He further reiterated that economic indicators shows that other countries in the sub-region are doing well despite Covid19 and so everything cannot be blamed on the pandemic.

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Foreign Affairs Committee of Parliament Ghanaian North Tongu Okudzeto Ablakwa Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa


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