Member of Parliament for North Tongu constituency honorable Okudzeto Ablakwa has lashed out on the infamous walking out of the majority in parliament after a misunderstanding between the majority caucus, minority and the speaker of parliament.
He believes it's just too draconian for an ordinary Ghanaian who's already struggling to live life of taxation on mobile money transaction pegged at 100 ghana cedis.
Below is his general take:
"There can be no greater honour than doing exactly what the people who sent you to Parliament expect of you. I am absolutely proud that we successfully killed the killer budget.
Government’s only nationalistic option is to eat humble pie, and present another budget which must be a product of broad consultation with the Ghanaian people.
That new 2022 Budget must certainly not contain the regressive and obnoxious E-levy and the Fees & Charges 15% hike and illegal automatic adjustment based on inflation. It must also expunge Agyapa and the dubious Aker narrative.
A new budget which makes provision for Phase 2 of the Blekusu Coastal Protection Project to cater for the over 4,000 victims of recent destructive tidal waves. How can any budget worth its name fails to address such a major disaster?
A fresh budget that signals that government intends to immediately cut down on its profligate expenditure patterns as typified by the neglect of a functioning presidential jet in favor of ultra-luxury US$14,000-per-hour charters, and rather investing in the productive sectors of the economy.
We shall continue to stand with the Ghanaian people—that is what parliamentary representation is about.
That killer budget isn’t coming back; we burying it for good.
We are grateful to all Ghanaians for their support and solidarity".
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