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Ghanaians are always on the look-out when it comes to what their taxpayers monies are used for by the government. They thus hold government accountable for what every pesewa of their contributions is used for. This is what the Civil Society has been doing since the time President Akuffo-Addo was given the mandate to govern the country in 2017.
The CSO, Caucus for Democratic Governance Ghana (CDG-GH) in a press release said it has been monitoring the actions of the government since President Akuffo-Addo promised to public purse when the president was given the mandate. In the release, it is written that due to the rising debt stock of the country, currently every Ghanaian would required to pay an amount of GH¢ 10,153.00. That is if the debt would be paid by the citizens which indirectly would be paid by the Ghanaian in years to come.
The release said that the domestic and foreign debts of the country now stands at GH¢ 320 billion which represents 70.2% of the GDP.
The press release listed the budgets of the various governments since 2015. Below is the list of the budgets of the various governments according to the release:
2015 - GH¢ 326 million
2016 - GH¢ 453 million
2017 - GH¢ 1.5 billion
2018 - GH¢ 1.9 billion
2019 - GH¢ 2.4 billion
2020 - GH¢ 3.1 billion
In the press release titled "Protecting the Public Purse. A Myth or Reality?", the Civil Society Organization expressed a lot of concerns over recent happenings in the country. Some of these concerns includes
- Angry youth demanding the country to be fixed by the government.
- The suffering an average Ghanaian goes through due to economic hardships.
- The misuse of taxpayers money by government on things which do not benefit the citizens.
The CSO warned that the country cannot to be in this situation. CDG-GH made calls that the country does not need leaders who come for pleasure trips, rape and destroy the country. Rather, the country needs leaders who are committed and stays true to the development of the Ghana.
CDG-GH's last words, "Indeed Ghana is worse off than we were in the 60`s. Ghana is running backwards".
Use the link below to access the press release of the CSO:
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