The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Ejura Sekyedumase, Muhammed Bawah Brimah has urged the Akufo Addo administration to apologize to Ghanaians for deceiving them into power with the many unfulfilled campaign promises.
According to him, the government is being chocked by its own promises most of which are unachievable such as the “one million dollar per constituency every year.”
“This government must cut its coat according to the size of its cloth, if you forcefully take out your tooth you bleed profusely. The realities are downing on this government, their own promises are killing them because they’ve not been able to deliver on the numerous campaign promises. The Akufo Addo administration should tell Ghanaians that the load on its head is to heavy and can’t carry anymore and stop telling the citizenry that no TIN no Free SHS, or accessing other social services. The government must eat the humble pie and rather apologize to the people for deceiving them,” the Legislator told Morning show host Henry Lord of Ejura Sekyedumasi based Naagyei FM.
According to him, contrary to improving the living condition of Ghanaians as the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) campaigned in opposition, the tax net has been widened under this government to the extent that people are suffocating to the point of death.
“They brought tax on incomes, why have they withdrawn it? their own members went after them because the 35% tax deduction on peoples salaries was too huge. Government should find a more sustainable way of funding such social interventions and special programmes rather than insisting that the people should always pay more. Times are really tough nowadays and the Finance Minister and President must sit up and do a good job,” Hon. Muhammed Bawah Brimah added.