Goodwill of NPP eroding -- Minority

March 3, 2017
Source: Eugene Davis | thebftonline.com | Ghana
Goodwill of NPP eroding -- Minority

Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu has described the budget presented by the Finance Minister as “ma tricki wo” budget while maintaining that policies outlined by government were mere slogans and full of deception which, he reckoned, has eroded their goodwill.

He stated: “We are not surprised at the fast erosion of their goodwill by the Ghanaian people.”

Addressing a press conference on the “true budget statement”, Mr Iddrisu indicated that the budget was an assault on statutory funds and added that it failed to outline clear policy issue affecting the country today.

“The 419 Budget presented yesterday by the Finance Minister failed in many ways to prove that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia government has a well-thought out plan to move our country forward. The mere repetition of campaign slogans and mantra without corresponding action plans backed by unambiguous cost measurements and financing plans does little to convince the people of Ghana that this is a government that can be relied upon to redeem its legion of promises.”

He also touched on the depreciation of the Ghana cedi, which he says has eroded and lost about 6 percent of its value against major currencies since the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government took office just over a month ago.

“Today, the rapid fall of the Ghana cedi is the most pressing concern for many small-scale and large-scale businesses.

Their profits are being eroded away with each passing day and Ghanaians are also bearing the repercussions of this state of affairs,” he said.

More to follow…