The Bolgatanga Central Member of Parliament Hon. Isaac Adongo appeals for support to kill the “killer taxes” before they kill Ghanaians.
Speaking on the floor of Parliament, the Lawmaker said, one of the major ways through which government generate revenues for its developmental projects is through taxation.
But after the Minister of Finance presented the 2022 budget in Parliament as a constitutional mandate, there has been a lot of agitations among the Ghanaian folks both home and abroad because of the draconian nature of the budget.
The 2022 budget as presented by Mr. Ken Ofori-Atta the Minister of Finance on Wednesday, 17th November, 2021 to Parliament of Ghana has been tagged as a” killer” budget because of its unfriendly taxes that has been imposed on Ghanaians.
During the budget debate in Parliament which started on 23rd November, 2021, Hon. Isaac Adongo has made it clear on the floor of Parliament that, there is a need to kill the “killer taxes” before they kill Ghanaians.
Hon. Isaac Adongo gave in-depth analysis into the 2022 budget and explained why Parliament should kill the “killer taxes before they kill Ghanaians.
“Mr. Speaker, I want to assure my colleagues at the other side that we are very nationalistic and we seek to protect and develop our country but we will not do so at the expense of the comfort and the wellbeing of our citizens. That when you come here with budget proposal that seeks to break the back of Ghanaians, we must stop you.”
“Mr . Speaker, we have been managing the narrative for almost five years and the reality is now facing us. At this point in time, we need to tell this government in the face that when they came to us last year, they said that revenue has dropped by 11billion because of Covid-19 and in addition to that they spent 19 billion on Covid-19.”