The Minister of Data, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has pleaded with Ghanaians to just accept new taxes launched within the 2021 finances assertion as the federal government appears to be like to revive the financial system amidst the coronavirus pandemic that hit Ghana final yr.
Talking in Parliament on Tuesday throughout a dialogue on the 2021 finances, Oppong Nkrumah mentioned: “Mr Speaker, we’re at that time the place each Ghanaian has to chip in slightly in order that we’re capable of get well. We can not as a rustic permit the momentary challenges that we face at present to carry us again.
“We have to chunk the bullet, increase some extra sources and make investments the identical within the issues that all of us aspire to realize on this nation.”
Based on him, the federal government wants sources to have the ability to fund roads and sanitation initiatives in addition to most of the insurance policies it has promised to realize. He argued that the fulfilment of those coverage interventions and initiatives will guarantee the expansion of the financial system.
He defined, “Mr Speaker, for all of us members of parliament who demand highway initiatives in our constituencies, if govt wishes to extend the highway tolls marginally to lift extra sources to make sure our contractors are paid on time in order that our roads our accomplished, it’s one thing that can profit our constituents and us as properly.”
“For all of us who complained that the president promised Accra ought to develop into the cleanest metropolis in Africa inside a time frame, that promise has not been materialised.
“I’m certain that if we pay slightly further and people funds are put to the right use, we’ll have the ability to make not simply Accra however Kumasi, Takoradi, Tamale and different cities the cleanest in West Africa. It can serve our constituents properly and serve us properly.”