November 17, 2011

One of interesting feature of Ghanaian politics is the christening of annual budgets that are presented mostly by opposition parties.

Previous budgets have been given all sorts of names by the minority in parliament and the 2012 budget is no exception.

The Member of Parliament for Okaikoi South and Communications Director of the New Patriotic (NPP), Nana Akomea, has stated that the 2012 budget is nothing more than a “cut and paste” exercise.

According to him, the NDC government has reproduced the same budget statement it read from 2009 and repeated it with a few revisions for the 2012 one.

Nana Akomea in an interview stated that the three budgets presented so far by the NDC administration from 2009, 2010 and 2011 are cut and paste, adding that there is nothing new to be found in the 2012 budget.

He noted that a litany of promise made by the government in the past including the construction of the Cape Coast Stadium, the Kotokraba Market, the several landing sites along the beaches have not yet been done.

Nana Akomea who sounded skeptical about the implementation of the various programmes and policies mentioned in said, the 2012 budget is a list of plans and projects that may not see the light of day.

Kwadwo Anim/