Hypocrite NDC Cannot Dictate For Ghanaians – NPP Communications Director

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The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Communications Director for Bono East, Benjamin Amoako Frimpong aka POPA has descended heavily on the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) describing them as hypocrites who cannot dictate for Ghanaians.

Speaking on “Talk Ghana” on Wontumi TV, he wondered why the NDC and the Speaker of Parliament could derail such a national issue all in the name of politics to reject the 2022 Budget.

“The NDC’s hypocrisy has no boundaries and am not amazed it’s Parliamentarians and the Speaker of Parliament, Hon Alban Bagbin rejected the 2022 Budget,” he noted.

Benjamin Amoako Frimpong reiterated that the NDC is not in government and cannot dictate for Ghanaians.

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He said President Nana Addo who has the youth at heart has created jobs for the unemployed youth which could not be done by the Mahama led NDC.

“Unemployment is a security threat and Nana Addo who cares for Ghanaians has provided jobs for the Ghanaian youth which Mahama ignored,” he emphasized.

Background

Ghana’s parliament on Friday rejected the government’s 2022 budget proposal due to concerns over an electronic banking levy.

It was the first time the national budget has been rejected since 1981 in the West African country.

Ghana’s parliament is split between the two main parties following an election a year ago, increasing the risk of gridlock as the country struggles to rebound from the impact of the global pandemic and a heavy debt burden.

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Friday’s setback came after the government introduced a proposed new levy on electronic bank transactions, including popular mobile phone money apps.

Ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) lawmakers walked out after accusing the house speaker of bias because he said the finance minister should not be present during the vote.

The opposition MPs then voted down the proposal.

“The 2022 budget has been rejected by Parliament,” opposition lawmaker Sam George wrote in a Tweet. “We as a minority took a stand with the people of Ghana to reject a budget that had the obnoxious E-Levy, increased government fees, and charges. Victory for Ghana.”

In January, soldiers were forced to enter Ghana’s parliament to break up fights between rival lawmakers at odds over the election results.

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President Nana Akufo-Addo’s ruling party will now have to negotiate with the opposition party in parliament to reach a compromise over the budget proposal.

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