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Who will keep track of your appointees' use of V8s? - Mahama grills the government

Former President John Dramani Mahama has slammed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for failing to reduce the size of his government, which is harming the economy.

He believes the policy is unworkable, and that its implementation is not trackable and thus cannot be seen through.

The government's directive on the use of V8s and V6s by appointees, according to Mahama, is untenable, and the government will find it difficult to monitor the appointees' movements.


He charged the government with implementing appropriate measures to reduce spending that has crippled the economy.


"Unfortunately, Ghanaians are slapped with stiff additional taxes in this budget, with no tangible cuts in expenditure." They simply state that you should not travel with your V8s. You can use your V8 if you are traveling outside of Accra, but not in town. Who is going to keep track of whether or not you use your V8? Expenditure has risen dramatically by 80 billion cedis. "It appears that we must accept the excessive bloated size of government at the presidency," said the former President.


Over the weekend, he addressed the 13th Congregation of the Accra Business School.


During the budget presentation, the Finance Minister stated, "Limited budgetary allocation for vehicle purchases." To avoid ambiguity, new vehicle purchases shall be limited to locally assembled vehicles; only essential official foreign travel across government, including SOEs, shall be permitted."


Board members are not permitted to travel abroad on official business. As a result, by mid-December 2023, all government institutions should submit to the Chief of Staff a travel plan for the year 2023 that includes all anticipated travels.

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