“You’re part of the mess”- Mahama reacts to Bawumia’s speech

Former President and Flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, have reacted to the speech by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.

This comes after Bawumia outlined his vision for the country in his national address at the UPSA auditorium on February 7.  Dr. Bawumia.

In his address, the NPP flagbearer said he would reverse some policies the Akufo-Addo administration put in place.

Dr Bawumia noted that he will abolish tax on electronic financial transaction, e-levy, if given the nod as President of Ghana in December 7.

He also added that that his bid for a Digital and Cashless Ghana will be significantly boosted if e-levy is abolished.

“To move towards a cashless economy, however, we have to encourage the population to use electronic channels payment. To accomplish this, there will be no taxes on digital payments under my administration. The e-levy will therefore, be abolished,” he declared.

He also revealed that emission levy and bet tax introduced by his government will be reversed.

Speaking at a town hall meeting in Tamale today, Thursday, February 8, John Dramani Mahama accused some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of trying to escape responsibility for the economic challenges.

Although he did not mention Dr Bawumia’s name, the former President said all the officials were in the cabinet when decisions were been taken and approved.

“You know the situation that this economy is in. Now all those who contributed to the mess are trying to run away as if they were not part of it. People have begun saying they were not in charge, they were not listening to them and all that.

“All of them ‘de inside’, Jack Toronto and all his brothers, all of them are part of the mess we are going through. None of them can escape responsibility because they all sat in a cabinet together. Anytime they were going to borrow from the Eurobond market they approved it in the cabinet.”

“In six years you borrowed $30.5 billion and you did nothing with it so today you can’t come and tell us you were not part of it. All of them are part of the messin’ when we find ourselves and Ghanaians are going to send them packing for the hardships that they have inflicted on us, for the debt that they have swallowed us in. They miss go home and learning their lessons, NDC is coming back winning this election, we have the men and women that are going to restore this country’s economy and finances to healthy conditions,” Mahama noted.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu


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