December 12, 2013

NPP’s Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Hon. Yaw Frimpong Addo has cautioned Ghanaians to expect difficult times ahead after describing the 2014 Budget as full of taxations and no iota of hope of improving the lives of the ordinary Ghanaian citizen.

“Ghanaians should only expect tough times come next year, that is 2014, because this budget is just full taxation and it’s good for us to tell Ghanaians the truth that things are going to be very tough next year” he said.

According to the Lawmaker, Ghanaians should expect nothing like a royal-ride but rather slave- ride next year as portrayed by some the government communication machinery.

Hon. Yaw Frimpong Addo further continued that Parliament, which happens to be the second Arm of Government was currently facing financial crisis hence Parliamentary works that were supposed to be done outside House were now been held in the Chamber.

He said the menace has since translated into several government businesses as most projects and policies expected to be executed this year have slowed down due to poor financial backing.

The MP further noted that though the country is currently on its dying streets, all hands must be on desk to ensure that “the economy is brought back to life”.

However, the NDC Member of Parliament for Atebubu-Amantin, Hon. Sanja Nanja conceded also that though the country was going through series of financial challenges, government is effectively working to ensure a smooth ride next year.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/