She is more concerned about the troubling unemployment situation of Ghana, especially those who have lost their jobs as a result of the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
This has really caused us a lot of harm, particularly in relation to revenue mobilization and tax generation. If they were at post, they would have been earning salaries on monthly basis, and contributing a lot of taxes to the national taxation pool. Additionally, more people would have been paying VAT on food and other items they purchase in the market, and other places.
Afia Pokuaa, popularly known as Vim Lady has reminded the people of Ghana on the Stimulus Accountability Framework captured in the Mid-Year Budget Review by Ken Ofori-Atta, Minisiter of Finance. This, according to Vim Lady, is just on paper because there are so many things that have not been accounted for in this country, especially the breakdown of huge debts owed by the state. She thinks the NPP Government has woefully failed in this regard. Tracking the progress of projects, and certain challenges encountered in achieving them has become a very big problem in Ghana. She has therefore challenged the Honourable Minisiter for Finance to keep a critical eye on this very mandate because it is very key so far as they recovery of this economy is concerned.
Afia Pokuaa has further descended on Ken Ofori-Atta for reminding Ghanaians to contribute hundreds of Cedis towards the completion of the National Cathedral.
"If Ken Ofori-Atta was truly a politician, he wouldn't have made such a politically suicidal statement?" She said. She does not think former Finance Ministers like Kwesi Botchwey Yaw Osafo-Marfo and Kwadwo Baah Wiredu would ever make such a politically incorrect statement.
There are so many schools under trees that need urgent attention, so why would the Government take that decision to solicit for funds from the public to complete a Cathedral? Just imagine the number of young people who are currently unemployed in this country, yet the major thing the Government is concerned about is building a National Cathedral.
The Finance Minisiter has changed the entire narrative of the 2021 Mid-Year Budget Review by requesting Ghanaians to pay an amount of GH¢100 each into the National Cathedral Fund, according to her. The focus of this budget should rather be on key steps the Government is intending to take to create more jobs for the youth in this country. It appears that the conversations surrounding the whole budget are centered on the National Cathedral, which is totally out of track.
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